Photos show boy's injuries in Dublin water slide accident

DUBLIN, Calif. (KTVU) - Photos of injuries a 10-year-old boy sustained when he was thrown from a Dublin waterslide were released Monday. 

The photos show scrapes to the boy's back, elbow and leg.  

The parents of the boy and lawyer are holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss the injuries. 

The accident occurred on opening day last May at the City of Dublin's water park called 'The Wave.' The accident prompted an inspection from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA). 

The boy went down the slide called 'The Emerald Plunge,' and flew out of the chute landing on wet concrete and suffered injury, but was able to walk away. The slide drops riders three stories at an 80-degree angle before flattening out.  According to reports, no police or fire officials were called to the scene. At the time the boy's parents said they would seek medical attention for him on their own.

The City of Dublin released the following statement,

"The City of Dublin continues to express its sympathy and concern for the 10-year-old boy that was injured on May 27, the opening day of The Emerald Plunge waterslide and The Wave Waterpark. Immediately after the accident, the City took the appropriate action and closed the waterslide, and one other nearby, to review, check, and ensure safe operation. These slides have remained closed while the manufacturer performs additional safety testing.  They will remain closed until state safety officials give their approval for the City to re-open and operate them again."

KTVU will update this story following Tuesday's news conference. 
 

 

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