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IOWA CITY, Iowa AP Iowa City family woman wanted A woman whose family went on an Iowa amusement ride shortly before an accident that killed an year-old boy and critically injured his brother said Friday her boat also had problems floating properly and felt unsafe. Amber Estrada, 31, said the boat carrying her and her husband, their three children and nephew at times struck and dragged along the bottom of the manmade river on the Raging River ride at Adventureland Park in Altoona on July 3. She said the boat made a grinding sound that she could feel under her feet.
Estrada, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, said her husband told her that he felt scared and wanted to get off the ride. The couple made the decision to lean forward in their seats with their children because they were worried it would tip over, she said. A boat carrying six members of the Jaramillo family of Marion, Iowa capsized minutes later, trapping year-old Michael Jaramillo and his now year-old brother David in their seatbelts underneath the water for several minutes.
Michael died of his injuries the next day. A funeral service for the boy, who was going into sixth grade, is scheduled for Saturday in Des Moines.
Their father, also David Jaramillo, underwent a four-hour surgery Tuesday to repair broken bones in his shoulder, he said. Iowa inspectors are looking into what caused the boat to flip, and the ride has been shut down until the investigation is complete and hazards are corrected.
Estrada said she saw the Jaramillos in line a few places behind her and witnessed emergency responders rushing to the scene after her family got off. Estrada said she has been on the ride many times and never experienced such problems. She said she later reached out to the Jaramillo family through their pastor, and shared her experience with their lawyer Thursday.
Woman says her boat had problems before Iowa ride accident. The father of an year-old boy who died following an accident on the popular boat ride at the park said that his son and other family members were trapped by the ride's seat belts when the boat carrying them flipped. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. The Associated Press. All rights reserved.Iowa City family woman wanted
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