Water Park Owner Chains Himself to Slide to Save Business
The owner of a water park in New Hampshire has chained himself to the top of a water slide tower in hopes of saving his business from going into foreclosure.
Kevin Dumont explained his decision to stay atop the 30-foot tower as he wrote on Facebook Tuesday:
Dumont explained to WCVB-TV that he had fallen behind on repaying a $1.6 million loan.
Two of the park's slides were also shut down in August after regulators discovered high levels of bacteria onsite, according to the Associated Press.
Dumont is now emphasizing that he is “not looking for a handout, but rather a person, group of people or a company that would partner with me, pay off the bank and save yet another small business from failing," he wrote.
He says he is hoping to call off the auction of his property scheduled for Dec. 2, and will stay on the tower day and night.
"It's worth a shot," he said.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up for anyone who'd like to help save the water park.