ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A 9-year-old boy was found unresponsive on a water thrill ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay a couple of weeks after the theme park reopened after a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The child was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released the following day, Universal spokesman Tom Schroder told the Orlando Sentinel.READ MORE: Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Increases In Law Enforcement Pay, $1,000 Bonuses For First Responders
The incident happened June 14 at the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, according to a quarterly report in which the major theme parks voluntarily disclose whether their visitors were hurt on a ride and hospitalized for at least 24 hours. The report covers the period from April through June, when most of the state’s theme parks were closed.
Universal was the first to reopen to guests on June 5.Federal Judge Reconsidering Florida’s Request For Injunction Against Health Care Shots Mandate
Schroder didn’t disclose any additional details about the boy’s injuries.
Passengers on the ride, which is atop the iconic volcano, go through drop doors into enclosed tubes before splashing into a pool.
The reports are released by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They only include the person’s sex and age, along with the name of the ride, date of the incident and limited details.MORE NEWS: Holiday Celebrations In Broward This Week, Here's The Forecast For Spreading Holiday Cheer
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