Ambulance Called to Castaway Cove

Two young girls are recovering Monday after an incident at the Castaway Cove Water Park on Friday. Wichita Falls Police and AMR were called to the water park around 5:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The girls were in one of two tubes that collided on the Cliffhanger water slide, according park officials. It happened when a tube went down the slide, while the other tube was still on the slide.
“What I can tell you now is there was no manufacture issue with the slide, nor any safety issues with the slide,” said Castaway Cove Manager Steve Vaughn.
The second tube was sent down the slide before those operating the slide were given the OK by other employees, according to Vaughn.
Those two girls were transported to United Regional Hospital for minor injuries. The names of the girls and their conditions are not being released at this time.

The Cliffhanger shut down after the incident Friday, and all day Saturday for an investigation. The slide re-opened on Sunday morning.

“It is safe,” said Vaughn. “We have policies put into place every morning that we check on the slides, all the pools, and all the cement everything here at Castaway Cove.”

The park has been open in Wichita Falls for about 11 seasons. During that time, there has never been an incident like this one, according to Vaughn.

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Brittany Costello, Newschannel 6