Ottawa water park drowning in flood of lawsuits

Calypso Water Park (MICHAEL AUBRY/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency file)

Calypso Water Park (MICHAEL AUBRY/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency file)

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:48 PM ET

OTTAWA — An Ottawa water park has been hit with $3.4 million worth of lawsuits in the last two months.

Two sets of plaintiffs allege the Orange Bobsleigh slide at Calypso Water Park is too dangerous for unwitting riders, while a third plaintiff claims she suffered a brain injury from the sucking pull of the park's wavepool.

The Strelec family says they went to the park on June 19, 2012. Their statement of claim, filed June 18, alleges they were struck "violently from behind" at the bottom of the ride by other rides, sending the father, Marek Strelec, and his children flying from their tube and onto the pavement nearby.

Marek alleges he fractured his skull and that his daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Barely a month later — on July 28, 2012 — Katherine Noah plunged down the same ride, but alleges there wasn't enough water in the landing pool and her raft skittered the length of it, hit the edge, and hurled her onto the concrete, she says in a statement of claim filed June 30.


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