Saturday, June 18, 2011

Titanic- the Sequel


Inflatable Titanic slide collapses at fair; 5 injured

(Friday, June 2, 2000) - At a carnival at Sherwood Park in Alberta, Canada, five teenagers were injured after an inflatable ride collapsed. The ride, a portable, inflatable slide, is a replica of the Titanic. It allows riders to slide down what is made to look like the deck of the ship as it sank into the ocean.

All five teens were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Eyewitnesses say the accident is a result of the teens' rowdy behavior. The Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Safety Association is investigating.

In fact, according to one expert, this product has a pretty lousy history.

Girl, 11, dead after fall from Titanic inflatable
(Thursday, April 20, 2006) - An 11-year-old girl who fell 12 feet head-first from a Titanic inflatable ride in Barcelona, Spain on April 9, died after an 11-day coma.

And another..

Boy injured on Titanic inflatable
(Sunday, August 12, 2001) - At a fair in Scotland, a 3-year-old boy was injured and knocked unconscious after falling about four feet from an inflatable slide called the Titanic. The owner of the ride says that the child fell from a chute and "bounced awkwardly." The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for back injuries and released.

"Bounced awkwardly" is a bit of an understatement, I 'd think.

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