News

At least 10 kids have breathing issues at indoor water park

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 1, 2017 7:29 AM

police_lights2.jpg

(Pocono Summit, Pa) - Officials say about 10 children were sickened at an indoor Pennsylvania water park complaining of breathing problems and nausea.

Sources said four people were taken to hospitals Thursday over the ordeal at Kalahari Resorts park in Pocono Summit.

Emergency dispatchers said that chlorine was likely the cause of the reactions.

Parents said their kids rode the Anaconda and exited the water coaster coughing and having trouble breathing.

The ride is described as a "fast and furious, up and down" coaster that features "gushing geysers that blast throughout the ride for added excitement."

Kalahari officials said in a statement the incident was isolated to a single attraction, and officials shut down that ride.

They said "every attraction has been tested to ensure regulations are not only met but exceeded."

Published in News

Tagged under , ,

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »