Woman Says She Suffered Whiplash On Water Ride

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A woman who was flung into the air while riding a water ride at Six Flags in suburban St. Louis says she suffered whiplash.

Sondra Thornhill, of the Missouri town of Lebanon, told KMOV-TV that she heard her “neck pop” Saturday on the Typhoon Twister in Eureka. She was taken to a hospital, where she underwent a CT scan and X-ray.

Six Flags says in a statement that the ride is closed while the company investigates. The company offered no details and hasn’t returned phone or email messages Tuesday from The Associated Press.

The ride, which opened this summer, sends a four-person raft careening into a 125-foot (38-meter) long whirlpool bowl, down a five-story drop, up a 45-foot (14-meter) zero-gravity wave wall and back down into a splash pool.

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