PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ACCIDENT

A five-year-old boy sustained serious injuries on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland in Paris.  Although there are conflicting reports as to how the accident happened, it would appear that the boy lost his balance, fell overboard and became trapped between a platform and the boat behind him.  According to commander Fabrice Delin of the Codis emergency services for the Seine-et-Marne department,  “He was stuck between the platform, with his chest compressed, and the boat.”  In critical condition, the boy was transported to a hospital but is recovering from his injuries.  Safety checks of the ride had been conducted earlier in the day but the accident forced closing of the ride pending further investigation.  Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia.

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