The incident took place at the popular summer tourist resort Shuiyun Water Park on July 29th. A spokesperson for the water park said in a statement: "It was caused by a mechanical fault. Only around 10 people were injured". Officials, however, then said around 44 people were injured, with three still being kept in hospital with broken bones and serious cuts and injuries.
The park is based in the Yulong Bay Scenic Area, which opened in 2015. The wave pool has been shut by authorities for inspection. A twitter user uploaded a clip of the incident claiming that the "wave machine operator got drunk and turned the machine to it's maximum setting".
Water world Tsunami injuring many in Yanbian, Manchuria. The operator got drunk and turned the wave magnitude to maximum level. pic.twitter.com/PjKTBelPRA— Augustus Manchurius Borealis (@1984to1776) July 30, 2019
If you're gonna get fired, give them something to remember you. pic.twitter.com/kJa0uuPzKQ— Orwell was right (@DrofnasInTexas) July 31, 2019