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6 kids injured when electrical shock hits ride at Ocean Beach Park in New London

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image1NEW LONDON–Six people are recovering after being injured on an amusement park ride.

On Tuesday just before 2 p.m., the ride operator for the Scrambler amusement park ride at Ocean Beach Park in New London felt a shock when he hit the stop button for the ride.

Several kids on the ride felt a tingling sensation, and one boy who got off and grabbed the nearby fence was shocked and got a minor burn on his hand. Six, including the boy, were taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit sent detectives to the scene to investigate the cause of the incident, which is believed to be related to the rain storm that rolled through earlier in the day.

The ride is shut down indefinitely as the investigation continues.

Stay with FOX 61 for updates on this story, and click here for the latest on the weather and the storms that are expected to move through the state Tuesday evening.

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