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Child injured in Jay Peak waterpark ride

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A child was injured on a new high speed ride at Jay Peak this weekend.

The La Chute is a 300 foot long thrill ride that relies on a persons weight. It features a 60-foot free fall before the rider begins going up the enclosed tube. According to resort officials, a young boy was injured when he did not make it up the tube and became stuck at the bottom part of the u-shaped tube. Officials say the ride attendant did not notice the boy was stuck and sent another man down the ride and the two collided.

The boy was transported to North Country Hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was released. The resort closed the ride for several hours to complete an investigation. They say the boy did meet the rides weight requirement. Resort officials say 50-thousand people have used the water park since it opened in mid-December and this is the first accident to occur. 

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