This boy is adorable! Jayden Wingler is recovering from burns he received on a ride at Castles N' Coasters, but that hasn't slowed him down a bit. We originally told his story last night, but wanted to share more of his animated interview.For more about what happened, including an official response from the amusement park: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/28655957/2015/03/30/2-boys-suffer-serious-burns-after-bumper-boat-fire-at-amusement-parkPosted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
It was just a normal spring day for 4-year-old Jayden Wingler. He was excited to go to Castles N’ Coasters, a Phoenix amusement park, and spend the day with his family.
Then, suddenly, an innocent bumper boat ride turned extremely dangerous.
Wingler and his 12-year-old brother Lucas were about to ride a bumper boat when it began to stall. A worker tried restarting the boat when it suddenly caught on fire.
Lucas was able to jump into the water, but Jayden had to be rescued by a park worker.
Both boys suffered serious burns to their legs and their feet. They were transferred to the Maricopa County Burn Center, where doctors said the recovery process could take up to a year.
The family is advocating for better safety inspections on the rides to prevent an incident like this from happening again.
“We are thoroughly investigating with the manufacturers the cause of this unfortunate accident and express our sincere sorrow that a ride at our park caused harm to our guest,” Castles N’ Coasters said in a statement to FOX 10 News last week. “We feel horrible that this happened.”
Despite his injuries, Wingler was able and willing to talk to reporters about his experience.