6 injured by electric shocks from amusement park ride

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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 7:32 AM

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Police say six people were hospitalized for injuries they received when a ride at an amusement park in Connecticut shocked them.

Officers in New London were dispatched to Ocean Beach Park shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday following reports of the injuries.

The operator of "the Scrambler" told police he felt a tingling sensation when he hit the stop button on the ride. The six victims, who were all treated for minor injuries at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, said they felt the same tingling.

One of the children injured touched a metal fence on his way off the ride and was shocked, suffering a minor burn on his hand.

All rides at the park have been shut down as New London's electrical inspector and the state fire marshal investigate.