Two guests at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, N.J., were hospitalized Sunday after a boat in a log flume ride “tipped up on an angle,” a spokesperson for the theme park said.
Kristin Fitzgerald, a Six Flags spokesperson, said first aid workers responded to the malfunctioning boat on the Saw Mill Log Flume around 6:30 p.m. Two people were taken to a hospital for further treatment, Fitzgerald said: one for leg pain, the other for arm pain.
Fitzgerald said she did not know how many others were in the boat, and she did not provide details about the riders’ genders or ages. The ride was shut down after the incident to be inspected, she said, adding: “The safety of our guests and employees is our highest priority.”
The park’s website touts the Saw Mill Log Flume as the “world’s first ever log flume ride,” describing the attraction as a winding journey along a water course that sends its log-shaped vessels down a four-story plunge and, later, a steep nosedive designed to splash riders.