Six Flags log flume accident: Video shows broken railing


JACKSON – Noel Brown went to Six Flags Great Adventure Sunday for a day of fun.

He had that, but he also stumbled upon the scene of a mishap with the Saw Mill Log Flume ride. With his 4K pocket camera in hand, he decided to film the aftermath of the incident.

“I took the video because I thought people should be aware,” he said.

People at the scene of the mishap appear calm in the video, with Six Flags staff tending to some of the riders of the log flume boat that was tilted on its side at the end of the run.

But Brown’s video also shows a broken side railing on the water-filled chute of the ride.

It’s unclear if that dislodged railing played into the mishap.

Original story: NJ Six Flags log flume ride malfunctions, injuring two riders

Six Flags spokeswoman Kristin Fitzgerald did not directly respond to a question about the railing.

“The safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority,” Fitzgerald said. “The ride is currently undergoing a thorough inspection by our safety and engineering teams and will remain closed until further notice.”

Tammori Petty, spokeswoman for the state Department of Community Affairs, said the department’s Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Unit is investigating the incident.

On Sunday, Fitzgerald said, “Our First Aid staff assisted several guests who were in a Log Flume boat that did not complete its cycle.”

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