11 year old boy dead, 3 injured after raft overturns on Adventureland water ride

An 11 year old boy is dead and 3 injured at Adventureland Park in Altoona, Iowa after a raft overturned on the Raging River ride.

Adventureland Park in their initial statement “Altoona Fire and Police were on property and responded immediately. We want to thank them as well as Des Moines, Ankeny, Bondurant, Pleasant Hill and Delaware Township Emergency Services for their fast response … Our thoughts are with the affected families at this time.”

“Adventureland is saddened to learn of the passing of one Guest involved in the Raging River accident on the evening of 7/3/21,” they added in a second statement. “This investigation is ongoing and the ride remains closed. Adventureland is working closely with both the State and local authorities, and would like to thank them again for their efforts. At this time, we ask for your thoughts and prayers for the Guest and their family, as well as for our team members who were onsite.”

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