Ouch! This video is cringe worthy. A ten year-old-boy flew off the slide at The Wave, a water park in California, on opening day.
The $43 million waterslide, named Emerald Plunge, has an 80-foot drop, which is about three stories. While this slide sounds exhilaration, there are obviously some details that need to be fixed.
KTRK reports that the boy was hospitalized afterwards and is expected to be okay. He suffered from some scratches, which he received when he flew over the side of the slide and skid across the concrete.
Assistant City Manager Linda Smith said, “He seem to be shook, but seemed to be OK. He immediately got up and went into the first aid room. He was assessed by staff and his parents were here.”
This slide is shut down until further notice.
Here is the shocking footage: