Man, 30, Rushed to Hospital After Serious Accident at Skypark Trampoline Park in Phoenix; UPDATE: Man Dies From Injuries
A 30-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Thursday evening after a serious accident while jumping at the newly opened Skypark Indoor Trampoline Park in Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood.
"He was not breathing and had no pulse," says Captain Scott Walker of the Phoenix Fire Department.
Walker expects to get an update on the man's condition in a few hours.
The victim had reportedly jumped into the facility's foam pit before receiving the injury, he says.
Phoenix police had no information as of yet.
Mark Svejda, a Phoenix attorney and one of the founders of Skypark, located at 3921 East Indian School, tells New Times he wasn't there last night and had no comment on the incident.
The 26,000-square-foot facility celebrated its grand opening on January 20, and has already become "one of the hottest new hangouts in Arcadia," according to an article published Thursday in the Arcadia News.
We'll update this story as soon as we learn more.
UPDATE: 12 p.m. --
The victim is alive but in "very grave condition" with a spinal cord injury and possible brain damage, Walker says.
Also, we couldn't help but notice the long comment on this blog post by local businesswoman Gia Heller, who says her two daughters were at Skypark last night. Heller writes about her concerns of the way the incident was handled by the facility.
UPDATE February 7: Man dies from injuries.
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