August 2, 2015


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Boy hurt at Ex remains in critical condition

A teenage boy hurt in a tragic carnival accident at the Red River Exhibition remained in critical condition Saturday morning, Winnipeg police confirmed.

The teenager, aged 16, was hit when he tried to retrieve his cap Thursday evening. The police investigation showed the boy got off the ride when it stopped and somehow managed to scale a two-metre high safety fence to get to the track itself -- which is closed to the public -- to retrieve his cap, Red River Ex CEO Garth Rogerson said Friday.

A police squad car at the Crazy Mouse at the Red River Exhibition after Thursday evening's accident.

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A police squad car at the Crazy Mouse at the Red River Exhibition after Thursday evening's accident. Photo Store

The ride, called the Crazy Mouse, was shut down until Friday afternoon while provincial investigators inspected it. They found there was no mechanical or human error at fault.

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