A new law unanimously passed by Suffolk County lawmakers Tuesday requires amusement parks and water parks to report crimes, including sexual misconduct, to police immediately.
The language of the legislation explicitly references a “troubling incident that occurred at a popular water park in Suffolk County, when several girls reported being groped by a group of men in the park’s wave pool.” READ
UPDATE (Aug. 31): Several of the individuals pictured in surveillance video at Splish Splash who were wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged forcible touching incident were cleared by Riverhead Town police. READ
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify a group of people wanted in connection with a forcible touching investigation at a Calverton water park.
A group of males subjected young females to unwanted physical contact while in the wave pool at Splish Splash around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, according to Suffolk County Police. READ
Days after they dove into the cold water at Splish Splash’s Kahuna Bay Wave Pool, the seven friends from Pulaski Street Elementary School were still excited, saying they felt this year’s Polar Plunge was better than the last. READ
Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton hosted its first-ever Polar Plunge on Saturday to benefit the Special Olympics. Rather than sprint into an icy ocean, however, participants took a dip in the water park’s Kahuna Bay Wave Pool.