LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Officials with Kentucky Kingdom say a popular water ride is closed after an incident at the park Saturday evening.
The Mile High Falls, a shoot-the-chute water ride, was carrying 13 people at the time of the incident.
Officials say the ride descended its drop and proceeded to enter the water-filled trough which guides it into the station, the boat hit the side of the trough. Officials say the boat became lodged on the trough wall.
Kentucky Kingdom says passengers were evacuated from the ride by personnel within 10 minutes of the incident.
Workers at the park began trying to shift the stuck boat moments later.
Five of the passengers were checked out by the amusement park’s Health Services. They say one person declined treatment while two others were treated for minor injuries. Two others were taken to the hospital at their request for further observation.
Officials say they have contacted the state ride inspectors and along with their technical staff, they will investigate the incident.
The ride is expected to be closed until the investigation is complete.