One person dead after rapids ride boat flips at Adventureland

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.

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Friday, July 9, 2021 9:38 AM
Rick_UK's avatar

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.

Friday, July 9, 2021 12:21 PM

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

Saturday, July 10, 2021 1:36 AM

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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Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:54 AM
LostKause's avatar

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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