Waterparks are a great way for families to escape the summer heat in the city and can provide a memorable day of fun for everyone. They can also be very dangerous—especially for children. Every year there are dozens of accidents at local waterparks—most of them relatively minor—but these sprawling complexes have minimal supervision and can lead to tragic drowning accidents in New York. Sadly, one family in Ohio recently learned just how deadly a trip to the waterpark can be.
EMTs were called to The Land of Illusion Aqua Park in Middletown, Ohio late last month after witnesses saw a young girl disappear under the water in one of the pools and fail to resurface. Rescuers tried in vain to locate the girl and only found her after 30 minutes of searching. She was pulled from the water and rushed to a nearby children’s hospital but she had been submerged for far too long and did not recover.
The individuals in charge of these waterparks have the obligation of supervising and monitoring the young individuals and the activities taking place at the waterparks to ensure that the rides and participants are safe. While there are employees tasked with monitoring the water rides and stationed as lifeguards at pools, many times these individuals are not fully attentive; don’t appreciate the potential danger and simply don’t have enough personnel to monitor properly.
Victims of waterpark accidents in New York City can hold companies financially liable for any injuries suffered as a result of their failure to properly supervise and/or monitor the activities taking place at their waterpark. However, doing so may require the services of an experienced New York City drowning accident lawyer. When you need professional help, call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 to speak with a competent attorney today.