A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a young girl who lost part of her thumb in a wave pool’s suction vent while visiting Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, in Texas.
According to the lawsuit, Serenity C. Davis was waiting near the wave pool’s wall for the next wave when she felt her hand being suctioned into the wall’s vent. When she yelled that she was stuck other swimmers came to help. Her hand from the vent, but part of her thumb was no longer attached. She was placed in a wheelchair and received medical treatment.
Houston attorney Daniel D. Horowitz filed the lawsuit in Galveston’s 10th District Court. It accuses the waterpark of negligence in creating a condition that posed an unreasonable risk of harm, and seeks unspecified damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement and physical impairment, according to reports.
No one from Schlitterbahn waterpark responded to a request for comment, but a spokesperson told a local news source that safety is a top priority for the waterpark.