Iowa’s Adventureland Park water ride accident leaves 1 dead and 3 injured

One of four injured while riding on iowas Adventureland Park passed away last weekend, park officials announced on Sunday.

Four people were hospitalized after the raft tipped over on the Raging River ride around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Three guests were taken to hospital in critical condition, according to park officials.

Six people were on the raft when the accident happened.

“Adventureland is saddened to learn of the passing of a guest involved in the Raging River accident,” a park spokesperson told Fox News in an emailed statement.

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The park issued the same statement on its Facebook page where officials have also confirmed the ride will remain closed while the incident is investigated.

The Raging River, which first opened in 1983, had just reopened for the season. The ride sends riders through rapids on large circular rafts.

“Adventureland is working closely with both the state and local authorities and would like to thank them again for their efforts,” the Facebook post continued.

Adventureland Raging River ride reportedly toppled, sending six passengers into the water on the evening of July 3.

Adventureland Raging River ride reportedly toppled, sending six passengers into the water on the evening of July 3.
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The Altoona fire department and police were on the grounds of the park and responded immediately, according to park officials.

In a separate Facebook post, park officials claimed the ride had been inspected just one day before the accident and that it was “in good condition”.

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In 2016, Adventureland employee Steve Booher was killed while working on the Raging River ride. Booher was helping people get out of the rafts when he fell onto the conveyor belt.

He died four days later.

Representatives of the Altoona Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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