Dublin, CA – A 10-year-old boy survived a fall from a water slide attraction on Saturday.
The youngster was enjoying opening day of a new, city owned water park called “The Wave.” He was riding a popular attraction called the “Emerald Plunge” when the accident happened.
The open-air three story slide features two 80-degree drops and hurls riders at fast speeds. As seen in the video below, after barreling down the slide the boy nears the bottom when somehow he is tossed off the side. He lands on concrete, and his momentum carries him along the hard surface for many feet.
Although reportedly shaken, he is said to have only suffered scrapes. He was treated by the park’s first aid center and a local hospital.
The attraction has been properly tested, according to park officials. At this time, the ride has been closed pending an investigation. The video of the fall can be seen below:
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