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Report: Dollywood visitors were walking under Mystery Mine roller coaster when decoration fell

A ‘themed decoration’ at Dollywood fell, hitting three guests at the park Saturday afternoon.
Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 7:10 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2020 at 7:39 PM EDT
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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A ‘themed decoration’ at Dollywood fell, hitting three guests at the park Saturday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the park told WVLT News that around 2:00 p.m. Saturday, the guests, three women, were walking under a ‘themed decoration’ in the Wilderness Pass area, when the item fell, hitting the three people below. One of the women who were hurt said they were walking under the Mystery Mine attraction when the decoration fell.

According to a police report, one woman had a laceration on her forehead and her arm was possibly injured. She, and another woman whose injuries were not described, were transported to an area hospital. The third woman, according to the report, “was evaluated by EMS and was cleared of any major injuries.” She declined transportation to a hospital.

“The patients were evaluated and stabilized by first responders and paramedics from the Dollywood Safety Department at the scene. They were transported to the hospital via ambulance in stable condition. Our prayers are with the patients and their families during this trying time,” said Pete Owens, a Dollywood spokesperson.

The Pigeon Forge Police Department is conducting a routine incident investigation at the park. According to the report, it is believed that the chain was not “attached or a functioning part of the ride/attraction itself.”

The Mystery Mine attraction was temporarily closed due to the incident, but the remainder of Dollywood remains open and operating.

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