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Boy injured after being thrown from California water slide

The parents of a 10-year-old boy who was injured after being thrown from a three-story waterslide are now suing the California water park. 

Video of the ordeal captured the moment the boy was ejected from the slide at the Wave Water Park in Dublin, near San Francisco, back in May.

The boy had emerged from the bottom of the Emerald Plunge ride and flew over the edge of the slide before skidding several feet on the concrete.  

 

A 10-year-old boy suffered scrapes across his back and shoulders after being thrown from a three-story waterslide at the Wave Water Park in Dublin, California in May

Video of the ordeal captured the moment the 10-year-old was ejected from the Emerald Plunge water slide and thrown over the edge

Video of the ordeal captured the moment the 10-year-old was ejected from the Emerald Plunge water slide and thrown over the edge

Video courtesy of East Bay Times 

Photos taken by the boy’s family show the horrific scrapes he suffered on his back, shoulder, arms and legs. 

His parents took him to the hospital following the incident, which happened on the water park’s opening day on May 27. 

The family’s attorney told NBC News they will being filing a lawsuit on Tuesday against the city of Dublin and the manufacturers of the slide, WhiteWater Industries.

The Emerald Plunge ride has remained closed since the boy’s ordeal because the manufacturer is yet to complete safety testing. 

In a statement on the pending lawsuit, Dublin city said it continued to ‘ express its sympathy and concern for the 10-year-old boy that was injured.’ 

Photos taken by the boy’s family show the horrific scrapes he suffered on his back, shoulder, arms and legs

His parents took him to the hospital following the incident, which happened on the water park's opening day on May 27

His parents took him to the hospital following the incident, which happened on the water park’s opening day on May 27

‘Immediately after the accident, the City took the appropriate action and closed the water slide, and one other nearby, to review, check, and ensure safe operation. 

‘These slides have remained closed while the manufacturer performs additional safety testing. They will remain closed until state safety officials give their approval for the City to re-open and operate them again.

‘Prior to the opening of the park, the slides were tested and approved by the manufacturer and State of California safety regulators.’

A spokesperson said the city had attempted to reach an amicable settlement with the family.

‘However, the family lawyer has refused to provide any information about the family’s injuries that would be necessary to resolve the claim,’ they said. 

The boy had emerged from the bottom of the Emerald Plunge ride and flew over the edge of the slide before skidding several feet on the concrete

The boy had emerged from the bottom of the Emerald Plunge ride and flew over the edge of the slide before skidding several feet on the concrete

The three-story high water slide has remained closed since the boy's ordeal because the manufacturer is yet to complete safety testing

The three-story high water slide has remained closed since the boy’s ordeal because the manufacturer is yet to complete safety testing

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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