Posted Monday, July 5, 2021 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff
One of four people who were hospitalized after an accident on the Raging River ride Saturday at Adventureland has died, according to a statement on the park's Facebook page. According to the Altoona Police Department, six riders were on the raft when it overturned around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a previous statement on the park's Facebook page.
Read more from The Des Moines Register.
I can't think of a single UK rapids ride past or present that uses seatbelts, they seem like a terrible idea in this scenario, but perhaps might have prevented the tragedy at Drayton Manor.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
The only one I remember without seatbelts or individual seats is Grizzly Run at Geauga Lake. And it very well may have gotten belts in the Cedar Fair era
I don’t think it did.
Geauga Lake is the rare case of Cedar Fair taking over a park and actually *removing* belts from a ride, which happened on the Carousel.
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Grizzly Run at Geauga Lake did not have seat belts the one time I rode it. I remember clearly getting knocked into the floor of the the raft after violently hitting a wall, knocking off my glasses and scraping my eye.
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