UPDATE 4:20PM | A TEENAGE girl has been taken to hospital following an incident on the Aqua Loop slide at Wet’n’Wild on the Gold Coast.
The girl, aged in her late teens, reportedly complained of neck pain after getting off the slide just after midday.
Theme park lifeguards provided first-aid to the teen at the scene until paramedics arrived.
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The teen was stretchered out of the park and wheeled into the back of an ambulance.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the teen was taken to hospital with a “possible spinal injury”.
She was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
Wet’n’Wild issued a statement shortly after the incident, confirming the teenage girl had complained of pain in her neck at the completion of the ride.
“Lifeguards and the on-site nurse provided first aid,” the statement read. “The guest advised lifeguards of a pre-existing condition and she was transported to hospital as a matter of precaution.”
“The safety and wellbeing of guests is the highest priority at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast.
“The park has a highly trained emergency response team and works closely with emergency services.”
Witnesses told myGC the Aqua Loop slide was closed for around an hour. It has since reopened.
EARLIER: A TEENAGE girl has suffered a possible spinal injury on a slide at a Gold Coast theme park.
The incident occurred at Wet’n’Wild at Oxenford just after midday.
Queensland Ambulance said the girl, aged in her late teens, suffered a suspected spinal injury.
It’s understood she was on a slide at the time she sustained the injury.
At this stage, it remains unclear which slide the incident occurred on.
The girl was seen being wheeled out of the theme park on a stretcher.
She has since been transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
There is no further information available at this time.
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