(Sandusky) Multiple injuries are being reported at Cedar Point after the ride "Shoot the Rapids" malfunctioned.
The Sandusky Register reports as many as 10 people were injured. It happened at around 6:30 Friday night.
Witnesses report the ride malfunctioned, sending the raft backwards into the water. Several people jumped into the water to try to keep the raft upright.
One person was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center where they wer treated and released.
Cedar Point officials have released the following statement:
On Friday, July 19 at 6:42 p.m., ride operators stopped the Shoot the Rapids ride after a boat rolled back down the lift hill. Cedar Point Police, EMS staff, ride operators and several park guests immediately responded and helped passengers exit the boat. All seven guests on the boat were transported to Cedar Point’s First Aid Station. Six of the guests were evaluated and treated by Cedar Point EMS Staff and released. One guest was transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio, for additional evaluation. The safety of our guests is our number one priority.
Cedar Point officials are currently investigating the incident and have reported it to state of Ohio officials. Shoot the Rapids will remain closed until park officials and inspectors from the state of Ohio complete their review. No further information is available at this time.