After parents raised safety concerns, one of the world's largest slides is shutting near Detroit. The enormous six-lane slide at Belle Isle reopened for a short time on Friday before being shut down again.
Kenyatta Mcadney explained to ABC13 how the fun was soon overshadowed by fear:
What I noticed was the impact they were hitting the ground with coming off the hills. If they would have kept riding on that slide, somebody would have got hurt.
His child added:
I was going down way faster than I thought I was. Gravity hurts.
After officials at the Belle Isle State Park observed people riding the slide too quickly, they closed the attraction hours after opening it.
After closing the slide for cleaning, they reopened it after scrubbing it with wax and spraying water on the surface to assist riders in slowing down their speed. The following statement was issued:
Hopefully, after our small adjustment we will be back up and running and the slide will be slower for more enjoyment.