Girl Pulled From Kansas City Amusement Park Pool Dies
A young girl who was pulled from a pool at a popular Kansas City water park last week has died, the park's owner said Tuesday.
Oceans of Fun employees pulled the girl from the Coconut Cove pool on July 5 after she was seen to be in distress, according to a statement from Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., which owns the water park.
Fire department responders arrived and continued to care for the girl, who was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in critical condition.
Cedar Fair announced Tuesday that the girl had died. The company did not reply to a request for further information, including the girl's name.
"On July 5, 2022, Oceans of Fun aquatics and safety (EMT) staff, as well as the Kansas City Fire Department, responded to and cared for a young female guest in distress," Cedar Fair officials said in a statement. "We are deeply saddened to learn of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time."
Law enforcement officials said the girl was younger than 10 years old, according to KCTV.
Coconut Cove was shut down after the incident occurred.