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Colorado bowling alley staffer dies after becoming stuck in pin setting machine

Bowling pins. AP Photo / Patrick Semansky

The owner of a southern Colorado bowling alley has died after getting stuck in a pin setting machine.

Police in Florence, about 100 miles (160 kilometres) southwest of Denver, say they responded to a call early Sunday afternoon and found 65-year-old Ector Rodriguez of Penrose stuck in the machine at Fremont Lanes.

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He was unconscious and not breathing.

Emergency responders determined he had died.

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Florence Police Chief Michael De Laurentis says no foul play is suspected and the death is believed to be an accident.

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