July 30, 2018
Ride will remain closed while incident is investigated
Kentucky Press News Service
Thirteen people riding in a boat in the Mile High Falls ride at Kentucky Kingdom were evacuated Saturday night after a mishap.
According to WDRB’s website, the boat hit the side of a water-filled trough and got stuck up on the wall at a 20-degree angle.
All riders on the boat were taken off by park officials within 10 minutes, the station reported.
Two riders were treated for minor injuries at the park’s medical center while two others asked to be transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation, WDRB said.
The ride will remain closed while the park’s staff and state ride inspectors investigate the incident. The ride will have to be re-certified by the state before going back into operation.