Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff
During peak hours, large crowds at theme parks increase the probability of accidents, injuries and in some cases, deaths, industry experts said. Throw in unpredictable Florida weather, especially here in lightning-prone Tampa, and anything can happen. Those are the factors to consider in the case of Justin Savers Inversso, an Adventure Island lifeguard who died last week when he was struck by lighting, according to William Avery, a consultant on theme park safety.
Read more from The Tampa Tribune.
Inversso was evacuating patrons from the 700-foot tall Key West Rapids ride about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday as a storm was about to sweep through the area, according to relatives.
Holy, crap. That sounds like quite the rapids ride!
Wow, I guess Holiday World no longer has the tallest water ride. This thing dwarfs Kingda Ka!
Hell, it dwarfs Niagara Falls!
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Yet one commenter in the story takes that number at face value.
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