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VIDEO: Camera Footage Shows Decorative Helicopter Fall into Childrens’ Pool at American Dream Mall

East Rutherford

By: Richard L. Smith 

NJ State Police and American Dream Mall officials are continuing to investigate an incident where a decorative structure fell from a ceiling at a water park in the mall Sunday afternoon. 

Video footage of the incident showed the decorative helicopter footage fell from the ceiling at approximately 3:06 pm Sunday. 


NJ State Troopers responded to the DreamWorks Waterpark for the report of patrons injured by a decorative prop that had fallen from the ceiling.

 Based on preliminary information, officials said they learned that a decorative helicopter structure suspended from the ceiling became detached and fell into a pool below.  

Click the image below to view the structure fall while children are in the pool. 


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Police said as a result, four patrons sustained non-life threatening injuries.  

Three were treated on scene for minor injuries and departed the waterpark.

State Police said the fourth was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  

The waterpark was evacuated of all guests and the incident is under an active and ongoing investigation.