GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Columbus man fell to his death while dismantling a Ferris wheel early Monday, police said.
Michael Douglas Cook, 42, and another man fell as they disassembled the ride at the end of a six-day carnival in Greensboro, N.C. The other man, whose name hasn’t been released, is in critical condition, said Lt. Dennis Willoughby.
“What exactly caused him to fall, we don’t know,” the lieutenant added. “It’s not over yet, but it does look like an accident.”
Cook died from massive blunt injuries, Willoughby said.
The annual Greensboro Youth Council carnival took place this year in the parking lot of the Greensboro Coliseum. It started May 10 and ended Sunday afternoon.
The carnival rides for the event were owned by James H. Drew Exposition, of Augusta, Ga. The company did not immediately respond to messages Monday.
— Staff writer Alan Riquelmy contributed to this report