Fatality at Ribfest

This year’s Ribfest began on a somber note, after a fatality occurred just hours after the park opened.

Rides remained motionless late Friday afternoon as the Naperville Police Department responded to a fatality at the south end of the park in the carnival area.

Police say the incident at the pharaoh’s fury ride was not due to a ride malfunction and appears to be an intentional act.

The male victim’s name, age and hometown are being withheld until notification of the family.

Ribfest officials had no comment as the four-day festival continued and patrons were guided away from the effected area.

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