One of the main attractions of many resorts nowadays is the presence of a wave pool. It enables tourists to experience real-life waves without the hassle of going all the way to the sea which may be far from their location. However, these tourists experienced something that will haunt their wave pool experience forever.
Dozens of tourists were injured after a massive wave came crashing down on them in a “tsunami pool” in northeast China. According to Science Alert, city officials from Longjing announced that 44 tourists were injured in the unexpected swell and that the pool is closed for investigation.
A viral video of the incident shows hundreds of people inside the wave pool at the Yulong Shuiyun Water Park when an immense surge of water builds up near the back of the pool and slams down on the people inside.
The wave was forceful enough that it pushed huge volumes of water over the edge of the pool, prompting bystanders to rush away from the edge.
Though rumors circulated that the wave operator had mistakenly set the wave controls to the maximum setting, the South China Morning Post reported that it was likely a power issue in the control room.
“According to the initial stages of the investigation, the incident was caused by a power cut that damaged electronic equipment in the tsunami pool control room, which led to the waves in the tsunami pool becoming too big and injuring people,” a Longjing city announcement said.
As of writing time, there are still five people remaining at the hospitals due to rib or foot fractures.
We hope and pray for the fast recovery of the victims and may this unfortunate incident never occurs in the future again.
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