NEW LONDON, Conn. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Police say six people were hospitalized for injuries they sustained when a ride at an amusement park in Connecticut shocked them.
Officers in New London were dispatched to the scene at Ocean Beach Park shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday after getting reports of people injured.
The operator of “the Scrambler” told police he felt a tingling sensation when he hit the stop button on the ride. The six victims, who were all treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, said they also felt the same tingling.
One of the children injured touched a metal fence on his way off the ride and was shocked, suffering a minor burn on his hand.
All rides at the park have been shut down as New London’s electrical inspector and the state fire marshal investigate.
The incident comes less than two weeks after a young boy was killed at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. Sources say 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated as he rode the “Verruckt” – a 168-foot tall waterslide.
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