A 14-year-old girl died after drowning at an Ohio water park on Tuesday, where she was underwater for about half an hour before being found, officials said.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Mykiara Jones, 14, died Tuesday evening, shortly after a medical helicopter transported her to the Dayton Children’s Hospital from the Land of Illusion, Aqua Adventures, Madison Township, Butler County.
His autopsy will be performed on Wednesday, coroner’s officials said.
Butler County dispatchers say they received reports around 5 p.m. Tuesday that a 14-year-old girl entered the water at the Land of Illusions theme park and never returned.
Madison Township firefighters and park staff were already trying to locate the young Dayton resident when MPs arrived, Butler County Sheriff’s Office statement says.
A rescuer pulled the girl out of the water at 5:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after she entered the water and did not come back up. CPR was administered and the Sheriff’s Office said Madison Township EMS had treated her after she was taken out of the water.
“This is a tragedy that no parent should have to endure,” Sheriff Richard K. Jones said in the statement. “These are the calls that first responders dread and find it difficult to handle. Our hearts and prayers are with the family.”
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His death has raised questions about safety concerns at the water park, according to Jones.
“After this tragedy, the number of complaints has been staggering,” Jones said. “I think it’s very important to get all the relevant facts to make sure everything is done in accordance with regulations and safety guidelines.”
The incident comes weeks after an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others were injured at an Iowa theme park when a raft overturned during a water ride. Also this summer, a Fresno, Calif., Park is under investigation into the potential Father’s Day drowning of a 46-year-old man who was removed from the wave pool, the Fresno reported. Bee. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy was beheaded on a Kansas waterslide, considered at the time the largest in the world and described by the park owner as “dangerous, but … safe and dangerous.”
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