BLAINE, Wash. — A man was severely injured on a waterslide in Blaine on Friday, Aug. 25. Management of the Birch Bay Waterslides in a statement call last Friday’s incident an “unforeseen accident” while fire officials describe it as a life-changing injury.
North Whatcom Fire Rescue confirms that a 42-year-old man was severely injured after an accident on a waterslide, which prompted the park to close for the season a week earlier than scheduled.
Mikkel Hong, a teacher and parent who was at the park last Friday, describes a “chaotic and gruesome scene.” He said he saw a piece missing from the slide and witnessed commotion soon after.
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