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Rapids Water Park Sued, Woman Alleges Lazy River Injury

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The lazy river at Rapids Water Park, West Palm Beach. (Photo: Rapids Water Park).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The owner of popular Palm Beach County amusement attraction “Rapids Water Park” is facing a lawsuit just filed by a woman who says she was critically injured while exiting the “lazy river” last year.

Rosa Martinez of Miami-Dade County says she was enjoying the “lazy river” on April 10th, 2021 when she “injured her foot by debris/and/or artifact/object inside the pool.” The lawsuit, just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, does not specify what the object was.

The object, however, was allegedly sharp enough to cause critical injury. Attorneys for Martinez claim she sustained “severe, grievous and permanent injuries, physical and mental pain and suffering, disability, physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, and loss of earnings.”

The suit names “Rapid Holdings Attractions” and “Premier Parks, LLC” as defendants. Rapids Water Park, a South Florida mainstay, is located at 6566 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. No response to the lawsuit had been filed with the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court as of 9 a.m. Sunday.

Rapids Water Park opened in 1979 and spans 35 acres with 42 water rides.

 

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