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The passengers were reportedly thrown from a ride when it malfunctioned.
The incident took place in Castle Park in Riverside, CA, Saturday afternoon. There was apparently a fault on the Log Ride, in which three people were injured. There are conflicting reports about whether all three passengers were thrown from the ride or if it was just one.
The accident happened when one of the ride and the water pump is apparently malfunctioned, Fox 11 reports. The pump was responsible for the filling of one of the ride splash zones. While the incident is still under investigation, it is of the opinion that the failure caused the ride to travel faster than the normal speed. Medical crews were able to remove all three of the riders from the water.
The Riverside City Fire department Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst told KTLA 5 that one of the victims, a woman, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The other two were treated for minor injuries. According to some reports, the three riders were in a family.
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According to some guests, the ride was closed earlier in the day, but reopened for the alleged defect has occurred.
The City of the River, the Fire department placed a photo of the ride to Facebook, with the caption: “On Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:36 pm, the City of the River, the Fire department responded to a technical rescue 3500 Polk Street in Castle Park for reports of a log ride flipped over with about three patients with a female patient ejected from the ride. Firefighters came to discover Castle Park EMT is the removal of the patients from the ride with no riders caught. There was a total of three patients, an adult female, an adult male and a male child. The adult woman was in critical condition, adult male, in moderate condition, and the male child in the small state. The patients were transported to Riverside Community Hospital Trauma Center.”
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Earlier this year, an amusement park in New Jersey made headlines when the two test dummies were allegedly thrown from a roller coaster during a test run. The incident happened on the GaleForce Roller Coaster at Playland in Ocean City, N. J. Depending on the park, the vice-president, both with water-filled dummies were leaking, causing them to shrink in size during the test. They did this to be thrown from the ride, unlike a fault or problem with the ride itself.