Air duct falls into pool at Kalahari Resort, injuring several people

Posted: 3:16 PM, Mar 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-12 23:07:40Z

Several people were injured at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky when an air duct fell from a ceiling and into a pool, according to WXYZ affiliate ABC News 5 in Cleveland.

The Ohio TV station reported that the air duct was about 25-foot long.

Kalahari said in a statement:

We are aware of the situation and take the safety and security of our guests very seriously. We are working closely with our internal teams and the proper authorities to gather details on what happened and will share an updated statement when we have confirmed all the facts.

Kalahari followed that statement a few hours later with the following:

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ top priority is the safety and security of our guests. Earlier this afternoon [March 12], there was an isolated incident in the indoor waterpark where a piece of HVAC ductwork fell from the ceiling. At this time, we know that three guests and two associates sustained minor injuries. The guests declined transport and the associates were voluntarily transported for medical care and treated and released. Kalahari’s extensive and thorough safety protocols assisted in identifying the issue and evacuating the waterpark immediately. The waterpark is currently closed, as engineers, staff and officials are on site conducting an investigation to determine what caused the break. The waterpark will re-open when all safety regulations are not only met, but exceeded.