A woman has been critically injured after an incident occurred under mysterious circumstances at a Beijing water park.
A woman surnamed Liu sufferedsevere head trauma at theHappy Water Rubik’s Cube ( hun yo shu mfng)on May 28while riding the “Tornado,” a park attractionin which visitors ride a raftdown afour-story water slide through a pipe and into a spiraling funnel.
Liu was given medical attention at the Fengtai District water park, andwas then sent to the emergency room atAerospace Center Hospital where doctors determined Liu had suffered acardiac arrest and ahydrocephalus condition.
Liu has notregained consciousness since the incident first happened. Her condition has worsened to the point where she can only breathe with the aid of a ventilator. Liu’s mother has said, “The doctor told us that she may pass any time now.”
Despite her grave situation, no one has been forthcoming about the circumstances behind theHappyWater Rubik’s Cube incident.
A man named Jiang was sitting next to the victim on the raft on the Tornado slide along with an unnamed third party when the incident occurred. However, Jiang’s recollection of the incident to the Beijing Morning Report only begins once the ride was over, at which time he noticed Liu was unconsious.
“We quicked fished her out of the water. We yelled at her,but there was no response,” Jiang was quoted as saying.
Additionally, the doctor who is treating Liu at Aerospace Center Hospital is unable to confirm to Chinese news what is the reason for his patient’s injury.
“We are temporarily unable to determine the cause ofbrain damage, and further observation is needed,” said the unnamed doctor in regards to his critically injured patient.
Instead of explaining what happened, Jiang has been telling the press how he had not been adequately informed of safety proceduresduring his time at the water park. “Upon exchanging our admission tickets and entering thepark, we didn’t see any safety warnings,” said Jiang.
As well, Jiang alleges he wasn’t “allowed” to contact 120 emergency services by park staff members until 20 minutes after the incident.
By contrast, acustomer management representative for the park named Liu Chang has refuted Jiang’s allegations.
“We were very surprised at the incident because this problem has not occurred with any of our other park visitors,” said Liu Chang.”The park vigorously provided medical aid at the time ofthe incident, and has provided for the medical expenses.”
Liu Chang also refuted Jiang’s accusation that park visitors aren’t properly briefed on safety with this retort (abridged):
Safety warnings are issued on all our admission tickets, whether electronic or paper. As well, there are large-sized warned placed at the entrance to the park. As well, beginning from when visitors enter the park, there are repeated broadcast safety warnings. There are Chinese and English instructions printed in front of each attraction, clearly specifying any age, health or height restrictions.
Instead of the incident itself, Chinese media have focused upon the enormous cost of Liu’s medical treatment, which has since risen to RMB 200,000(USD 29,369).
Informed by the hospital of insufficientfunds, the victim’s mother said she was forced to reach out to the water park to ask for compensation, for which they did not comply.
“I had always been in contact with her, and she had always inquired on the situation with my child,” said the victim’s mother.”She has comforted me not to worry, but still, she has not given us enough funds to cover the medical costs.”
According to the Beijing Morning Report, theHappy Water Rubik’s Cube paid an additional RMB 30,000to meet the request made by the victim’s mother.
The incident finally made it tothe newslast Tuesday (Jun 13)in which the victim’sfamily lawyer has threatened the park with litigation if negotiations fall through.
First opened in 2011,Happy Water Rubik’s Cubeis Beijing’s largest open-air water park.
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