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Several hurt in water park accident

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Six people were hurt in a crash on an attraction at Lost Island Water Park Monday, according to management.

It happened on the slide "Wailua Kupua" around 1:30 p.m. Park manager Eric Bertch said a boat carrying three people got stuck inside a hidden section of the ride, causing staff members to mistakenly allow another boat to proceed. The two vessels collided.

One person required stitches in their forehead. The rest suffered only bumps and bruises.

Bertch said the crash was a mistake on the part of his staff, and they will review safety procedures for the ride before re-opening it.

He said this was an isolated incident, and stressed the safety of park attractions.
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