Officials: Boy hospitalized after accidentally getting stuck in rope ladder at KOP indoor park

An 8-year-old boy is recovering after a scary experience at an indoor amusement park in King of Prussia.

Upper Merion officials say the boy was stuck in a rope ladder, and was unresponsive for a short time, at Thrillz Park Saturday afternoon, just after 1:30. Upper Merion Township police, fire and medics were called to the location at Henderson Road, in KOP.

When first responders arrived, officials say, employees were administering first aid, explaining that the child had been hanging by his neck and was unresponsive, for a time.

First responders found the boy was alert and talking to them.

EMS took the child to a local hospital for further treatment.

Officials say he was at the park with his family and the incident was an accident.

In a statement, the owner of the park expressed gratitude that the boy was recuperating and praise for first responders and on-sight safety members, saying in part:

"Within 10 seconds, our safety monitors formed a response team along with off-duty police officers and a nurse who was also on site. Our staff followed protocol and communicated via our internal radio system to our CPR and First Aid certified team members. Our operations team includes a former military officer, who is a certified ride inspector by the Agriculture Department of Pennsylvania, which oversees ride and amusement safety in the state.

We are thankful to the KOP community for helping us respond in an effective and expeditious manner. We are told by police that the boy is okay and the injury is not serious. Our thoughts are with the family and we will be contacting them soon."