13 evacuated from water ride at Kentucky Kingdom after incident
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- 13 people were evacuated from a ride at Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom Saturday evening.
Park officials say a boat at Mile High Falls, a shoot-the-chute water ride, hit the side of of the water-filled trough it glides through to go back into the station and became lodged up on the wall at a 20-degree angle around 8 p.m. Saturday.
All 13 passengers were evacuated from the boat by park personnel within ten minutes, park officials said.
Five of the 13 passengers went to the park's Health Services Center to be evaluated. One declined treatment, two were treated for minor injuries and the other two requested transport to a local hospital for further evaluation, according to park officials.
The park's technical services staff and state ride inspectors are investigating the incident. The ride will remain closed until the investigation is complete and re-certified by state inspectors.
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