Air duct in the Kalahari Resort water park and falls in pool, injures 5

Five people were injured after a large air duct fell from the ceiling in the Kalahari Resort water park in Ohio.

(Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

Five people were injured after a large air duct fell from the ceiling in the Kalahari Resort water park in Ohio.

The police responded to the incident in Sandusky on Monday afternoon. Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth told Fox 8 that two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the other three refused treatment.


The air ducts were about three feet in diameter, according to Sigsworth. One person on Twitter shared a photo of the pool after the incident, which shows the large pipes partially floating in the water.

My sister was in the Kalahari and an air duct fell down. I am glad that she is good, she said 2 life guards were injured and a few children, had a bloddy arm, a life guard is knocked out, the other cracked his head apparently, so scary omg ??

— Connor girl ?? (@JillsSlimthick) March 12, 2018

According to a witness, two life guards were injured, along with a couple of children, one of whom seemed to have a bloody arm.

Kalahari, gave the following statement: “We are aware of the situation and take the safety of our guests very seriously. We work closely with our internal teams and the appropriate authorities to gather details about what has happened, and will have an updated statement once we have confirmed that all the facts.”


Other witnesses informed about the situation on Twitter.

this pipe fell in the swimming pool in the Kalahari and the workers tried to stop me from taking a video lmao

— Billy Barrett (@JaceBarrett24) March 12, 2018

Went to the kalahari for a fun day with my daughter and now we have to leave bc of the tubes fell

— Phil is to sweet (@Philsmarshmalow) March 12, 2018

@sanduskyregistr just happened in the Kalahari, a lifeguard on a stretcher. No further injuries known of

— Johnathon McCandlish (@go32bengals) March 12, 2018

Um…. so a lot of the tube work openings fell from the ceiling in the kalahari.. they shut down the park down

— Rhett Pringle (@rhettpring10) March 12, 2018

When you and your friends all work, drive 1 1/2 hours to the Kalahari desert, & if you are in the line for the FIRST slide – the ceiling is falling down and they close for the day ? #OurLuck

— brynna ? (@BrynnaStalnaker) March 12, 2018

Tell me why the pipes just fell from the ceiling while I’m on the Kalahari

— Sar ? (@_SarahHackett) March 12, 2018

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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