A 'Tsunami' In Water Park's Wave Pool Absolutely Smashed These Swimmers
A wave pool at a popular water park turned into a nightmare, with 44 people injured after a power cut caused a tsunami-like effect.
The moment the freak artificial wave crashed into helpless swimmers at Yulong Shuiyun Water Amusement Park in China was captured on camera, and is going viral on social media.
The huge wave caught visitors off-guard, flipping swimmers in their inflatable tubes as it crashed down on their heads. The Straits Times reported more than 40 tourists were taken to hospitals for injuries including broken ribs and foot fractures.
The South China Morning Post reported the Longjing city government posted a notice about the incident on Weibo, a Chinese social media website.
“According to the initial stages of the investigation, the incident was caused by a power cut that damaged electronic equipment in the pool control room, which led to the waves in the pool becoming too big and injuring people," the notice read.
However, claims have been circulating online about a drunk worker allegedly increasing the wave level to its highest level.
The Beijing Times reported that an employee of the theme park refuted these claims.
“Online rumours say that a worker wrongly operated the controls, but in reality it was a problem with the equipment,” they told the Chinese newspaper.
The pool was closed indefinitely while the park conducted investigations.
The water park opened in 2015 is part of the Yulong Bay Scenic Area which has attractions including a glass-bottom bridge.
Around 500,000 tourists visit the area annually.