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Teenager Hospitalized After Cutting In Line And Going Head-First Down Slide

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By Paul Johnson

Valencia, California (CNN) - A teenager has been hospitalized after an accident at a water park in California. A spokeswoman at the park says the 19-year-old cut in line, diving head-first down the Venom Drop slide at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Half-way down, he fell off the side. It's not clear just how far he fell, but the Venom Drop is part of a 75-foot multiple-slide tower. The teen was taken to the hospital, where he was reportedly conscious and breathing on his own. Lifeguards tell other riders to go down the slide feet-first with their ankles crossed and their arms across their chests.


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