6 Children Suffer Electrical Shock on 'Scrambler' Carnival Ride
Children on a Connecticut carnival ride got more than the thrills they were after Tuesday afternoon when authorities say the attraction gave them an electric shock.
Six children were on the Scrambler at Ocean Beach Park in New London when they got the jolt while exiting the ride at about 2 p.m., according to reports.
One child even received burns on his hands after touching a safety bar, WFSB reports. The victims all suffered minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital.
"Initially what happened was the ride operator was shutting off the ride at the end of it, and said he received some sort of electrical shock while he was hitting a button. And then the kids got off the ride, and felt like a tingling sensation across their bodies when they were on the machine itself," said Deputy Chief Peter Reichard with the New London Police Dept.
Messages left for officials at Ocean Beach Park were not immediately returned Wednesday morning.
The incident is one of a string of unrelated amusement park mishaps across the country that InsideEdition.com has followed this season.
Just this month, three girls tumbled 30 feet from their seats on a Ferris wheel in Tennessee. Safety inspectors blamed a mechanical failure.
Also this month, a Kansas state lawmaker's son suffered a fatal neck injury on a water slide dubbed the world's tallest. Kansas City officials continue to investigate the cause of the 10-year-old's death.
In Nebraska back in May, a girl nearly died when her hair was caught in a ride's spinning mechanism, ripping off much of her scalp.
The cause of Nebraska incident remains under review.