9-Year-Old Boy Discovered Unresponsive at Universal’s Volcano Bay Last Month

A recently-filed Florida theme park injury report revealed that a 9-year-old boy was found unresponsive at Universal’s Volcano Bay last month. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Universal spokesman, Tom Schroder, announced that the child was released from the hospital the next day.

Universal's Volcano Bay

Volcano Bay reopened to the public on June 5, and the incident occurred on June 14, onboard the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, though Schroder declined to comment on any further on what happened.

This was the only incident reported from April to June on the voluntary self-disclosure report of incidents where guests are hospitalized for at least 24 hours after being injured. However, this was also when theme parks were closed due to the pandemic.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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1 year ago

I’m probably just being a big Dum Dum but if the parks were close how was a kid unresponsive?

1 year ago
Reply to  Eugene

The child was found unresponsive in June, when the park was open. The other incident reported was reported during the closure. It is a self-reporting site, which means someone could have been injured prior to the closures and took until now to report it. In many situations, people will wait until they decide if they are going to file a lawsuit and then report so there are records. Not necessarily saying that is the case, but it is a common action.