This 10-year-old boy was thrown from a waterslide on opening day of a $43million water park in California. ‘The Wave’ Water Park opened in Dublin, California, Saturday. However, within 90 minutes, the Emerald Plunge was closed.
The 10-year-old boy was flung off the track of the three-story slide on concrete.
The new water park, ‘The Wave’ had only been open for 90 minutes when a 10-year-old boy was thrown off a waterslide. The Emerald Plunge is a three-story slide with an 80-degree angle drop
The boy slipped several feet on the concrete, giving him scratches on his back.
Although the boy is not seriously injured, one witness said he was visibly shaken.
The 10-year-old then skidded several feet along the cement, which caused him several scratches on his back. He was taken to the hospital by his parents, but was released
‘I was standing there, he seemed to be shook, but seemed to be okay. Came right up and immediately went into the First Aid room and was assessed by staff,’ Dublin Assistant City Manager Linda Smith said.
The Emerald Plunge and the ‘Dublin Screamer’ slide were closed for the rest of the day.
After the incident, the park, ‘The Wave’ closed the Emerald Plunge, pictured. Park officials have said they are ‘reevaluating that slide’. The blue slide beside it was also closed for the day
The park received a permit to run the slide, which drops at an 80-degree angle, and the ride had been tested a number of times. However, there is a way to ride it, that is, people are supposed to cross their arms and legs while going down, but the boy’s legs were apart.
The park’s other four slides remained open for the rest of the day. The 31,000-square-foot park also has three pools, a water playground and an outdoor performing arts center.