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Injuries you can receive at a water park

One of the best ways to spend summertime in Florida is in the water to escape the heat and humidity. What better place to enjoy family fun and water entertainment than at one of the many water parks in the area?

While a water park can bring lots of joy and help your family make memories, it also comes with the very real risk of injury. Water park rides do not have restraints and are generally slippery, contributing to their danger.

Common water park injuries

Drowning at a water park is a rare event. Of course, it is important to make sure your children know how to swim and lifeguards are on duty, but you should put more of your focus on the higher risks. 

A multitude of accidents can occur at a park. For example, an inner tube flips over on a ride, or one swimmer collides with another. Water slides tend to be the most dangerous attractions, according to Saferparks Database. Some common injuries that may result from an incident are:

  •        Scrapes and lacerations
  •        Broken bones
  •        Head trauma
  •        Spinal injuries
  •        Dislocation or hyperextension
  •        Choking

Preventive measures you can take

Although water parks are responsible for ensuring a safe environment and rides, you can take steps to decrease the chances of injury. Make sure everyone in your family meets the age, size and health requirements for the rides. Pay attention to instructions and follow them. Do not be afraid to avoid rides that look too hazardous.

Stay hydrated and wear protective gear to prevent getting into a risky situation due to heat illness. Always watch your children, even if there are lifeguards around, as they cannot keep an eye on every person in the park. Never leave family members who cannot swim unattended.

Summer heat can make for fun times. With the right preparation, you can have a safe and positive family day at the water park.

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