Cullera Aquópo­lis slide leaves man with spinal cord in­jury

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

A VIS­I­TOR to Cullera's Aquópo­lis water park has been se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter go­ing down a cov­ered slide.

The 27-year-old had been bashed re­peat­edly against the sides of the Crazy Co­bra, an oval-shaped slide that opens out into a huge snake's head as it hits the pool.

Paramedics called to the scene say he had no feel­ing in his legs and was un­able to co­or­di­nate his arms, lead­ing them to fear spinal cord in- ju­ries which could leave him per­ma­nently dis­abled.

Wit­nesses say he seemed to have been flung out of the cov­ered sec­tion of the chute, hit­ting his head on the top part be­fore falling back into the slide, and was badly hurt by the time he landed in the pool.

The Crazy Co­bra has been ex­am­ined closely, and it is thought that a sec­tion of it may have come loose, caus­ing the vic­tim to be hurled clear of it briefly.

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