Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park in Walker County has been cited by the Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office for failure to report an accident that happened on May 27th and was also issued a citation for an accident that happened on Sunday.
The accident on Sunday happened on the Wild Lightning roller coaster ride at the park. A woman reportedly fell from the ride and had to undergo surgery on Monday of this week. That accident remains under investigation. According to state officials, the ride was last inspected in April before the park opened for the season. No violations were found.
The incident in May reportedly happened on the Boat Chute. A woman reportedly broke her foot on the ride and it was not reported to the state fire marshal. The park was fined $500 in connection with that incident.
Lake Winnepesaukah has issued a statement:
“There have been reports of two incidents that have occurred at Lake Winnie, and our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals who may have been injured. We take these matters very seriously and are fully cooperating with the State of Georgia as they investigate these occurrences. The safety of the families who come to Lake Winnie is our top priority. We have always worked very hard to ensure that our rides and attractions are properly maintained and inspected, and this has led to an excellent safety record at our park. Likewise, all of our employees are properly trained in the safe operation of all of our attractions. We will continue to look into these reported occurrences and will follow-up with any pertinent information.”