A 10-year-old who appeared to have been thrown from a carnival ride during the Taste of Antioch festival was airlifted to hospital Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The incident prompted village officials to close all rides at the event sponsored by the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, which was scheduled to close at 7pm Sunday.
Officials gave no information about the child's condition or the nature of his injuries.
“This is an active investigation with the Illinois Department of Labor, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of carnival rides, the Antioch Police Department, and the Antioch Fire Department,” the officials said in a statement.
After consulting with village administrators and the chiefs of police and fire, Antioch Mayor Scott Gartner used his executive authority to shut down festival rides.
“The closure of the rides will ensure safety for our community and allow officials to review the safety of each ride,” the statement said.
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