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SANDUSKY, Ohio (KDKA) – At least five people were injured after an air duct fell onto people below at a popular water park in Ohio.
It happened Monday afternoon at the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky.
Social media photos show that the air ducts fell from the ceiling of the water park into one of the pools.
According to officials, three guests and two associates were hurt in the incident. All the injuries are considered minor. The guests declined medical treatment, and the employees were treated by doctors and released.
Guests reported that the air duct fell into the wave pool near the children’s play area.
Building inspectors and other experts were called to the scene to inspect the site. The water park will remain closed until further notice.
In a statement, the public relations department that handles Kalahari events and issues says:
“Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ top priority is the safety and security of our guests. Earlier this afternoon [March 12], there was an isolated incident in the indoor waterpark where a piece of HVAC ductwork fell from the ceiling. At this time, we know that three guests and two associates sustained minor injuries. The guests declined transport and the associates were voluntarily transported for medical care and treated and released. Kalahari’s extensive and thorough safety protocols assisted in identifying the issue and evacuating the waterpark immediately. The waterpark is currently closed, as engineers, staff and officials are on site conducting an investigation to determine what caused the break. The waterpark will re-open when all safety regulations are not only met, but exceeded.”