Nov 10, 2015 5:54 PM

UPDATE: Liquid Planet's owner says he's not crazy, will stay chained to water slide to save park

CANDIA - A local man says he isn't crazy, he's just willing to do whatever it takes to save his business.

Well, he’s chained himself to the top of a 30-foot water slide, and he said he isn’t going anywhere.

"I know it sounds crazy and probably looks crazy," Kevin Dumont, owner of Liquid Planet Water Park, said.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so desperate for Dumont, is defending his sanity.

“I just thought if I come out here and take a stand and get the word out, I could find someone who wants to invest in the park."

He literally chained himself to one of the park's water slides, and he said he’s committed to staying there, 24 hours a day.

The bank foreclosed on the property, so he's trying to raise money to stop the bank from auctioning off the family business that he's run for the last eight years.

"My vision is so important, I just couldn't sit back and let the bank auction it off,” he said. "We're not necessarily looking for charity, we're looking for an investor who wants to be part of a family business. We just need to get rid of some debt."

He's well equipped for the cold fall nights and mornings - with a tent, harsh weather gear, some food and a coffee maker.

"I did this for eight years in the Army,” he said. “It's not much different."

Dumont said people are stopping by to show support, and that his Facebook page is flooded with messages.

People are promising to spread the word. - hoping to produce an investor before the scheduled Dec. 2 bank auction.

So just how long does he intend to stay up there?

"I'm hoping to stay up here until we find someone to save the park, or they haul me away."


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