Man claims he caught eye-eating parasite at amusement park

Man claims he caught eye-eating parasite at amusement park

Man claims he caught eye-eating parasite at amusement park

A Pennsylvania man and his better half have documented a lawsuit against an amusement park over cases that he gotten an eye-eating parasite in the wake of going on one of the water rides.

Robert Trostle, who claims he was splashed while riding on Kennywood Park's Raging Rapids on July 2, said the parasite could not be removed entirely through surgery, and has left him with painful symptoms, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. "Additionally, the Trostles noticed the waterfall was not operating".

Kennywood's Raging Rapids ride simulates white-water rafting.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), parasitic keratitis can be found in bodies of water and soil, or tap water, heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, as well as whirlpools.

Over the next two days, Robert Trostle's left eye became inflamed, itchy, red, photosensitive and "severely painful", the lawsuit said. Trostle then claimed that his condition worsened and on Jul. 14 he was diagnosed with microsporidia keratitis.

The lawsuit claims Trostle at that point experienced a "to a great degree hard surgery where the parasite was scratched out of the eye with a surgical blade, and he was required to stay in a dim space for the following two days", The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed.

Trostle claims he keeps on anguish from hazy vision, irritation, torment, aggravation and redness in the beset eye since specialists were not ready to evacuate the parasite in aggregate.

The Trostles claim that Kennywood did not have "adequate policies and procedures to inspect the water being used on the "Raging Rapids" ride to eliminate and/or reduce the dangers posed by microsporidia and ensure it is safe for use", according to the lawsuit. Trostle sought $35,000 in damages, according to WRC-TV.

"As soon as he was shot in the eye with the water, he immediately started experiencing, that day, discomfort in that eye".

The Trostles, of Squirrel Hill, are represented by Pittsburgh attorney Alan Perer. In an email, he said the parasite claim was an allegation that has not been proven.

Kennywood representatives would not comment on the lawsuit, but told WPXI that safety is the top priority and that extends to the care of rides and water involved in them.

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