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2 injury lawsuits filed against Kentucky Kingdom

Published: Oct. 14, 2014 at 10:34 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two people who say they were hurt at Kentucky Kingdom's Hurricane Bay this summer have filed suit.

Brandon McClellan and Felicia Evans said they were given the wrong size inner tubes at a Hurricane Bay water slide on June 3.

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In their lawsuits they claim this caused them to tip over and they were injured.

Kentucky Kingdom released the following statement Tuesday regarding the lawsuit:

"We do not comment on pending litigation. For their own safety, we expect guests to follow all instructions relating to rider responsibilities. This includes the instructions given by Kentucky Kingdom's ride operators, pre-recorded audio instructions and signs posted at each attraction which detail the park's rules and regulations for that attraction.

As we know, there are always two sides to every story. Kentucky Kingdom strongly disputes Mr. McClellan and Ms. Evans account of the incident.

Kentucky Kingdom completely supports its staff of over 100 lifeguards who worked diligently this past summer to keep the water park safe and enjoyable for the almost 600,000 men, women and children who experienced it."

According to the lawsuits, McClellan and Evans are asking for damages to pay for medical expenses.

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