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Boy Thrown From Water Slide At California Water Park | NBC Nightly News


SAFETY.
NBC’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER
HAS THAT STORY. >>Reporter: PLUNGING
THREE STORIES DOWN,
THE 10-YEAR-OLD ROCKETS OVER THE SIDE
OF THE SLIDE SLAMMING
INTO THE CONCRETE. INCREDIBLY, THE BOY IS
ABLE TO WALK AWAY WITH
MINOR INJURIES. >>I THOUGHT HE WAS
DEAD AT FIRST BECAUSE
I’M LIKE HE HIT THE GROUND PRETTY HARD.
YOU HEAR LIKE A —
>>Reporter:ED TO FEDERAL SAFETY
OFFICIALS INSPECTING
THE SLIDE AT CALIFORNIA’S THE WAVE,
A $43 MILLION WATER
PARK OPEN FOR JUST 90 MINUTES BEFORE THE
ACCIDENT.
THE CITY-OWNED PARK STILL DRAWING A CROWD
ON THIS HOLIDAY.
>>HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL TAKE STEPS TO PUT
SOMETHING IN PLACE TO
PREVENT STUFF LIKE THAT.
>>Reporter: WITH 85
MILLION VISITING WATER PARKS EVERY YEAR,
ACCIDENTS ARE RARE BUT
DO HAPPEN. LAST SUMMER
10-YEAR-OLD CALEB WAS
KILLED IN KANSAS CITY GOING DOWN THE WORLD’S
TALLEST WATER SLIDE
YET TO REOPEN. THIS MONTH HIS FAMILY
RECEIVED A $20 MILLION
SETTLEMENT. AT WATER AND AMAZEMENT
PARKS, THERE ARE NO
FEDERAL REGULATIONS. 24 STATES HAVE
GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS,
THE REST DEPEND ON THE PRIVATE SECTOR OR HAVE
NO REGULATIONS AT ALL.
AT THE WAVE, THEY LAUNCHED AN
INVESTIGATION.
>>SAFETY FIRST. EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.
WE’VE BEEN TESTING
THAT SLIDE FOR A MANNER OF A COUPLE
WEEKS.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT ON THIS UNOFFICIAL
START OF SUMMER, NEW
SAFETY CONCERNS AT SOME OF THE MOST
POPULAR ATTRACT

Reader Comments

  1. There was a problem with this slide. The turbulence near the bottom of the slide should not have existed. That is what launched the boy over the edge.
    There was an assembly error combined with inspection errors that led to this near disaster.

  2. He did not fall from three stories height, as the reporter claimed. Mainstream media cannot even get a simple story right.

  3. I will never let my 10-year-old to go on the waterslide seems like time is just an unlucky number for these waterslides

  4. today I thank God,Jesus's,and Jesus mother Mary for helping that boys life and I hope he lives many years to come he is a survivor thank you god for everything 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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