Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Rafting ride

River rapids rides feature circular rafts comprised of two main components: the fiberglass body in which passengers are seated and the rubber ring upon which the body is secured. The rubber ring provides buoyancy as well as shock absorption for when rafts collide with an obstacle during the course of the ride. After leaving the station, the raft will enter relatively calm waters. After travelling a safe distance, the raft will enter more turbulent waters.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 2.3% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:264
Records that include age of victim:209(79%)
Records where accident type could be determined:246(93%)
Records with identifiable tradename:0(0%)
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Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Source: Public records requested from state and federal regulatory agencies.
Regulated industry sectors, devices covered, and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction.
See the Industry-Regulatory Reports section for more information.