Indiana water park's owners apologize for children's burns

AP News
Posted: Jun 26, 2017 2:40 PM

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it's "profoundly sorry" for the injuries.

An advertisement Seven Peaks Resorts placed in local newspapers says the children were burned after an equipment malfunction sent too much chlorine into Seven Peaks Waterpark's children's slide area.

The company says it's inspecting all of the Porter, Indiana, water park's equipment.

Porter County Health Department Administrator Keith Letta says the company has not contacted the department since his office closed the water park on June 19 after 11 children received chemical burns and a 12th suffered an eye irritation. Two other children had their collarbones broken while on a park waterslide.

Stephen Moore

Letta says the park won't reopen until it passes a county compliance inspection.