Water Ride Accident In Ohio: 7 Injured In Cedar Point Log Flume Malfunction

By iScienceTimes Staff on July 22, 2013 11:08 AM EDT

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In a water ride accident in Cedar Point, a popular Ohio amusement park, 7 people were injured after their log flume boat flipped over. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

A water ride accident at Cedar Point, a popular amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, has left 7 people injured.

The water ride accident occurred on Friday, when a boat on the Shoot the Rapids log flume slipped down the hill it was ascending. The boat went backwards into the ride's entry chute, flipping the boat over. Witnesses turned the boat upright, but not before some of the boat's riders, a mix of adults and children, were trapped in the water for several minutes.

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"We jumped in and helped them get out," one park visitor, Matthew Orr, told the Sandusky Register. "If we didn't help, I don't even know what would have happened." Orr added, "It took nine or 10 people to pull the car up...We had the car sitting sideways."

One woman who called 911 said she was one of the people involved in the water ride accident, and she told the dispatcher that "Some people are still in the water."

Six of the 7 people injured in the water ride accident were treated at the park and were released. One of the injured log flume passengers was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

Cedar Point officials released a statement following the water ride accident. Cedar Point officials are investigating the incident and have reported it to state officials. The Shoot the Rapids ride, which opened in 2010, will be closed until further notice.

Another theme park accident occurred on Friday night, when a woman was killed at Six Flags Over Texas after falling 14 stories from the top of a roller coaster. 

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