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7 hurt on Cedar Point water ride

Associated Press

SANDUSKY: A boat on a ride at Cedar Point amusement park accidentally rolled backward down a hill Friday evening, injuring all seven people on it.

The park said operators stopped the Shoot the Rapids water ride after the accident, which occurred on the its first hill. It said park police, medical technicians, ride operators and visitors helped passengers off the boat.

Cedar Point officials would not say how the boat landed after rolling downhill. They said six of the seven boat passengers were treated at the park and released and the other was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The accident is being investigated.


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