A video showing a 14-year-old boy falling from a ride at a local amusement park has gone viral on Twitter. The incident happened at the Adventureland amusement park in Long Island, New York, on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
The boy was on the “Freefall” ride, which drops riders from a height of over 100 feet. According to witnesses, the boy slipped out of his harness and fell to the ground from a height of around 30 feet.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene immediately. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The boy was taken to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment. According to the hospital, he suffered from “serious injuries.”
The ride was immediately closed after the incident for investigation. The New York State Department of Labor also launched an investigation into the incident.
The Reaction on Twitter
The video of the incident quickly went viral on Twitter, with many expressing shock and concern for the boy. Some also criticized Adventureland for not ensuring the safety of their riders.
Many also shared their own experiences of unsafe rides at amusement parks, calling for stricter regulations on the industry.
The Response from Adventureland
Adventureland released a statement on their website following the incident, stating that they were “devastated” by what had happened and were cooperating with the authorities in the investigation.
The park also announced that they would be closed on Sunday, August 1, out of respect for the boy and his family.
The New York State Department of Labor announced that they would be investigating the incident to determine if there were any violations of state labor law or amusement park regulations.
The investigation will also look into Adventureland’s safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of their riders.
The Importance of Amusement Park Safety
The incident at Adventureland highlights the importance of safety regulations in the amusement park industry. Amusement park rides can be dangerous and even deadly if safety protocols are not followed.
It is important for amusement parks to have strict safety regulations in place and to regularly inspect and maintain their rides to ensure the safety of their riders.
The Future of Adventureland
It is unclear what the future holds for Adventureland following the incident. The investigation by the New York State Department of Labor will provide more information about what happened and what could have been done to prevent the incident.
It is important for Adventureland and other amusement parks to take responsibility for the safety of their riders and to make changes as necessary to prevent future accidents.
The incident at Adventureland is a tragic reminder of the importance of safety regulations in the amusement park industry. Our thoughts are with the boy and his family during this difficult time.
We hope that the investigation by the New York State Department of Labor will provide answers and lead to changes that will prevent future accidents at amusement parks.