Child injured on slide at North Idaho State Fair

Child injured on slide at North Idaho State Fair
Courtesy of Candace Jones

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An attraction was shut down at the North Idaho State Fair Friday afternoon after a child was injured riding down a slide.

Candace Jones said her daughter was playing in the ‘FireHouse’ attraction at the fair when she was struck by a pin sticking out of the attraction’s slide. The pin cut the right side of the girl’s abdomen between her ribs and she was stuck before being pulled off.

The girl was rushed to urgent care and received six stitches to close the gash.

“At the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, safety is our number one concern. On Friday afternoon there was an incident where a child was injured at the carnival on the “Firehouse” slide,” read a statement released by the North Idaho State Fair on its Facebook page. “Thankfully she is at home recovering.”

“Although we do not operate the rides, North Star Amusements has agreed to shut down the ride in question for the remainder of the fair. Daily safety inspections will continue. We are extremely grateful for Kootenai Fire and Rescue’s onsite first aid services, and we are sending our thoughts and prayers to the family for a speedy recovery.”