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3-year-old drowns at Kalahari in Sandusky
The Associated Press is reporting that a 3-year-old boy drowned in the outdoor portion of Kalahari’s Sandusky, Ohio, waterpark resort yesterday.
The Toledo Blade’s story says the boy was found in 3 feet of water after his mother alerted Kalahari security that she had lost track of him in a children’s play area. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
The AP also reports:
Records show the state has taken disciplinary action against Kalahari at least five times since the resort opened in 2005.
Inspectors with the Amusement Ride Safety Division told Kalahari management last May that the park had fewer lifeguards than expected and "many water rides were operated in a careless and unsafe manner."
Kalahari spokeswoman Carrie Leum reports that this is the first-ever drowning at a Kalahari facility.