UPDATE: Amusement park worker injured on ride at Camden Park released from hospital

Published: May. 12, 2018 at 11:47 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 05/13/18

WSAZ reports a Camden Park ride operator that was pinned underneath a ride Saturday has been released from the hospital, according to park officials.

The incident happened on the Slingshot around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.

Emergency responders say the man was under the ride for roughly 20-25 minutes, and was flown to an area hospital once crews got him out.

Park officials said Sunday that the employee did need stitches and was released early Saturday night.

The park was shut down while crews worked, but reopened once the scene cleared.

No one on the ride was hurt in the incident.


An amusement park worker is injured on a ride at Camden Park in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Crews had to dismantle a portion of the "Sling Shot" ride at Camden Amusement Park in order to free the worker.

Officials are unsure what caused the ride to pin the worker underneath.

The park was shut down for about an hour while first responders worked to free the man.

Many park visitors were riding on the attraction at the time of the incident.

A witness said, "Everybody was just in shock. Everybody jumped off the ride. He was in shock. It tore his leg up real bad."

The man was air lifted to a local hospital, but the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.