Teen flown to Christiana following Funland accident, two others also injured

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Preliminary Investigation have determined that the injuries result from the individuals be struck by debris caused by an air storage tank failure.  

REHOBOTH BEACH (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: An accident at Funland in Rehoboth Beach injured three teenagers Sunday night around 8:00 p.m. while riding on the Super Flip 360 ride police said in a news release.

Police say officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department were dispatched to the amusement center at 201 S. Boardwalk, for a report of injuries resulting from an industrial accident.

For over 60 years, safety for our guests and our employees has always been our top priority and will continue to be our focus as we move forward. | Funland Statement

Officers arrived and found three injured people, one of which was in serious condition.  All three individuals were juveniles, two females ages fourteen and fifteen, and one male age sixteen., police said.

The females were transported by ambulance to Beebe Health Campus and later released, while the male was flown to Christiana where he remains in serious condition.

Two patients were stable and sent to Beebe Healthcare, and one was taken to Christiana Hospital with a head injury, said Glenn Marshall, public information officer for Sussex County EMS.

In an email update from Funland, Fiona Curry said the injured guests were not riding on the Superflip 360 but were in the vicinity when the accident happened.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Superflip 360 at approximately 7:45pm, though the injured guests were not riding the attraction, initial efforts have determined that injuries resulted from an air storage tank failure. We are actively investigating this incident, working with local authorities and industry professionals, and we cannot release any further information at this time.”

Police say the incident remains under investigation; however, initial efforts have determined that the injuries result from the individuals be struck by debris caused by an air storage tank failure.  

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