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Veteran Dies: Due to Severe Heart Attack During Disney World Ride

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports that an 83-year-old Florida veteran was riding an attraction at Walt Disney World Resort when he tragically lost his life. The incident report states that on September 25th, while riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover with his wife, Alice, Joseph A. Masters passed out.

According to the authorities, his wife began to panic as she frantically called for aid and tried to reach out to other members of the family. The ride ended, and Disney employees and security rushed to the location where CPR had been started, the report says. At Celebration Hospital, where he was brought, doctors pronounced Masters dead.

“I tell people today that my husband died in his happy place because he loved Disney,” Alice was quoted as saying to the Orlando Sentinel. Masters was diagnosed with many illnesses before a pacemaker was installed in him. After further examination, physicians found a significant blockage in an artery close to his heart.

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According to the event report, his death was classified as “natural.” Masters, according to his online obituary, spent 23 years in the Army National Guard at Camp Smith Military Base. His former colleagues at Palm Coast Volunteer Fire Rescue have been posting tributes on their official Facebook page since he resigned as captain. Read more: Rod Dreher Divorce: The Reason Behind Their Separation, The Whole Coverage

The obituary states, “He enjoyed going to the firehouse, the motorcycle club, fishing, the beach, spending time with family, casinos, and Disney World.”

“A 47-year-old man passed out on Epcot’s Mission: Space in July, while an 83-year-old guy was ‘briefly unconscious’ on Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom last month, both as reported by Disney fan site Inside the Magic.

A 59-year-old woman sustained injuries to toes’ on Alien Swirling Saucers in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios last month “According to The New York Post. A 27-year-old lady went into labor after riding Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Speedway last month, according to the report.” Read more: Murder Charges Describe the Heinous Attack and Murder of a Maplewood Infant


Police authorities confirmed that an elderly US man with a history of cardiac issues died while riding the PeopleMover attraction at Disney World.

According to an Orlando sheriff’s report quoted by Florida Politics on Tuesday, an 83-year-old man from Palm Coast, Florida named Joseph Masters had a heart attack on September 25 while riding the slow-moving tram that snakes through the Tomorrowland part of the Magic Kingdom.

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