Teen airlifted after accident at Green Springs water park

Green Springs owner says teen was alert after incident

CRAVEN COUNTY - A teen was airlifted to a hospital after an accident at a popular privately-owned water park in Craven County.

Officials with Craven County Emergency Management said there was an incident at Green Springs in the Neuse River near James City Wednesday. According to a dispatch report, an unidentified male --18 or 19 years of age-- was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

The teen was hurt while attempting to do a trick off of one of the many platforms, according to a park visitor Thursday.

There is no word on the victim's condition. But George Weatherington, the park's owner, told NewsChannel 12 the victim was alert and swimming after the incident.

Green Springs is a free attraction where people can swim, jump off wooden platforms, and use zip lines.

In 2010, a  teen died after he jumped into the water at the park and didn't resurface. In 2011, a 10-year-old girl fell from the third level of the swim deck to the second level and broke her femur.

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