Kali River Rapids Injuries

May 31 2007 – AFP

Five visitors and an employee were injured after a water ride at Walt Disney World malfunctioned, according to a spokeswoman for the Orlando, Florida theme park. All six were taken to a nearby hospital with ‘non-emergency’ injuries, said Kim Prunty.

She did not give further details of their condition. The visitors and the Disney employee were injured as they were evacuating the ‘Kali River Rapids’ after a malfunction caused the ride to come to a sudden stop. “One of the ride system sensors caused the ride to stop … which required the evacuation,” said Prunty. “Our investigation has shown that the mobile evacuation platform disengaged and slid,” she said. The ride, inside the ‘Animal Kingdom’ section of the theme park, simulates a raft trip down a turbulent river in an Asian rain forest.

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