If you're opening up a $43 million water park, like “The Wave” in Dublin, California, it's probably not good for business to have a boy launched from a three-story water slide, landing on the concrete exit next to the ride.
But that's exactly what happened, so apparently $43 million doesn't buy you a whole lot of safety.
While the ride can be fun, it's the exhilaration that really gets people going.
However, people turn out in droves with one big assumption in mind.That the appearance of danger and actual danger are two separate things.
People are turning out for fun and thrills, not the risk of ACTUAL danger.
One boy in Dublin suffered a terrible accident on a widely-ridden water slide that gave everyone a terrible scare.When you see the terrifying video, you'll see why.
Dramatic video shows a ten-year-old boy being thrown from a water slide called the "Emerald Plunge" a mere 90 minutes after the ride had officially opened.
via: YouTubeAccording to the East Bay Times, the boy was “just shaken up" with a scratched shoulder that was treated by first aid. Let me just add here that the Emerald Slide is described as, “A severe drop induces thrills in this open air ride. Prepare for a rush as you drop three stories at an 80 degree slope." And little dude just had a scratched shoulder.