Middletown, Ohio authorities are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl who tragically fell into waters at the Land of Illusion Adventures Tuesday.
Mykiara Jones fell from a jumping apparatus at around 5 p.m. and vanished underwater for nearly 30 minutes before being recovered. She was not wearing a life vest.
“This is a tragedy no parent should have to endure,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said.
“These are the calls first responders dread and have difficulty dealing with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
The Aqua Park closed its doors following the deadly incident “out of respect” to the victim’s family.
“We are fully supporting state and local officials as they investigate the incident,” The park officials said in a statement.
“We would like to thank first responders and all those who participated in the rescue effort.”
“We ask that you join us in sending thoughts and prayers and our deepest condolences to our guest’s family and friends, as well as to the team members and guests who were on site last evening during this tragedy.”