Water attraction accident in Iowa’s Adventureland Park kills 1, injures 3 – .

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Water attraction accident in Iowa’s Adventureland Park kills 1, injures 3 – .


One of four people injured during a drive to Adventureland Park in Iowa this weekend has died, park officials said on Sunday.

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

Six people were on the raft when the accident occurred.

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

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

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

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

The Adventureland Raging River course was reportedly overturned, sending six passengers into the water on the evening of July 3.
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Altoona Fire and Police Departments were on park property and responded immediately, park officials said.

In a separate Facebook post, park officials said the ride was inspected just a day before the crash and “was found to be in good working order.”

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

He died four days later.

Representatives from 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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