6 survive 30-hour amusement park coffin contest, win prizes

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Six people have managed to spend 30 hours in coffins as part of a ghoulish promotion at Six Flags St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that each won their coffin, two season passes and other prizes. The challenge started Saturday afternoon with a ``laying to rest ceremony'' and ended with a ``raising from the dead.'' Participants emerged only for bathroom breaks and a series of mini-challenges.

The winners were professional wrestler Brian Johnson, of Arnold; hearse driving haunted house operator Matt Daley of Topeka, Kansas; forensic science student and aspiring medical examiner Olivia Crabtree of Naperville, Illinois; funeral director Stacey Wagner of Thomasboro, Illinois; vampire enthusiast Stevi Rogers of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Navy veteran Keith Richter of Atoka, Tennessee, who served on an ``Iron Coffin'' submarine.

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