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Child injured on ride at the North Idaho Fair

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

A group of teen-agers take a swing on The Yoyo ride at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 25, 2016. A child was injured on the “Firehouse” slide Friday night, according to her mother. The ride has been shut down. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A group of teen-agers take a swing on The Yoyo ride at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 25, 2016. A child was injured on the “Firehouse” slide Friday night, according to her mother. The ride has been shut down. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

A child was injured at the North Idaho Fair at the Kootenai County Fairground Friday night, resulting in the closure of a carnival ride.

The girl was on the “Firehouse” slide when she was hurt. Her mother, Candace Jones, wrote on Facebook that a pin was sticking out of the slide. The pin tore her daughter’s right side and impaled her between her ribs. The injury required six stitches to close.

Jones wrote that the ride owner swore at her and refused to shut down the ride. She implored other parents not to let their children on the slide. “Please don’t let your babies get hurt like mine did,” she wrote.

The North Idaho Fair released a statement Saturday that said “safety is our number one concern” and the owner of the ride, North Star Amusements, had agreed to shut down the “Firehouse” ride for the remainder of the fair.

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