Four people were injured at a water park in New Jersey’s American Dream mall Sunday when a decorative helicopter structure fell from the ceiling and landed in a pool, officials said.
Troopers responded to the DreamWorks Water Park in East Rutherford just after 3 p.m. for reports of visitors “injured by a decorative prop that had fallen from the ceiling,” New Jersey State Police said in a statement.
The decorative helicopter had been suspended from the ceiling, and it was believed to have detached somehow before it fell into the pool, state police said.
At least four people sustained non-life-threatening injuries, they said. One person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, state police added, and the three others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The American Dream mall said in a statement that it was conducting a “thorough investigation into this incident to ensure the park meets all safety regulations as required.”
“The safety of our guests is our highest priority,” it said.
The mall said it could not provide further information because of patient privacy.