Boy injured in fall on opening day for SF Bay area water park

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DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 10-year-old boy suffered scrapes and bruises after flying off a three-story slide during opening day for a Northern California water park.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the child was going down the Emerald Plunge at The Wave park in Dublin Saturday when he suddenly fell out at the bottom of the slide. He landed on concrete.

Assistant city manager Linda Smith says the boy was taken to a first aid tent. His parents then chose to take him to a hospital for an examination as a precaution. Emergency responders were not called.

The Emerald Plunge was immediately closed. A similarly-steep slide, the Dublin Screamer, was also shut out of an abundance of caution during an investigation.

The $43 million park, which opened Saturday, has six water slides and several pools.

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