Lake Winnepesaukah cited, fined again after another woman injured on ride in May

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For the third time in two days, the state has cited Lake Winnepesaukah for improper reporting, this after a separate accident where a woman was injured on a ride in May.

Glenn Allen with the Department of Insurance confirms that on May 27, a woman received head and arm injuries while riding the Wild Lightning. She was taken to the hospital.

Allen says Lake Winnepesaukah reported this incident to authorities Wednesday, over two weeks after the incident.

Lake Winnie has been fined $1,000 for this incident for not reporting in a timely manner.

On Wednesday, the state fined the park $500 after an incident on the Boat Chute ride in May, and gave them a warning for improperly reporting an incident on Wild Lightning on Sunday.

The White Lightning ride is still closed at this time. The Boat Chute ride is currently open.

Investigators are on the scene.

We reached out to Lake Winnie for comment. They responded with the same statement they gave us Wednesday:

"There have been reports of two incidents that have occurred at Lake Winnie, and our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals who may have been injured. We take these matters very seriously and are fully cooperating with the State of Georgia as they investigate these occurrences. The safety of the families who come to Lake Winnie is our top priority. We will continue to look into these reported occurrences and will follow-up with any pertinent information."

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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