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Adventureland's Raging River ride where boy died won't open in 2022

Adventureland Park Accident
Posted at 5:07 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 18:07:31-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The new owners of an Iowa amusement park say a water ride where a boy died last year will not reopen this summer.

Bill Lentz, general manager of Adventureland in Altoona, said the park officials are still discussing whether the Raging River ride will ever reopen.

Eleven-year-old Michael Jaramillo died and his brother and father were injured after their raft capsized, trapping them in the water.

Plentz said the new park owner, Palace Entertainment, has hired the ride’s original maker, Intamin Amusement Rides, to examine what steps would be needed to make the ride safe.

That review could take several months.

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