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Middletown, OhioWDTN) — A 14-year-old girl was sentenced to death after being withdrawn from water at an Ohio amusement park on Tuesday night.
The coroner’s office later identified the teen as Mikiara Jones.
According to a statement from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, a boy’s drowning report called an agent to the lake in the Land of Illusions Amusement Park in Middletown. When the agent arrived, Madison Township EMS and Land of Illusion staff were trying to find Mikiara underwater around 5 pm.
Around 5:30 pm, the Land of Illusions lifeguard in Mikiara was immediately withdrawn from the water and Madison Township EMS began treatment.
Mikiara was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital, where she was sentenced to death.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said Mikiara fell into the water after using a “jump device.” She wasn’t wearing a life jacket.
“This is a tragedy that parents don’t have to endure. These are phones that first responders are afraid to deal with. Our thoughts and prayers are directed at the family,” Sheriff Jones said. It was.
Mikiara was a student there, according to an announcement from the Middletown School District.
It’s very sad for me to write this letter to you. One of the students died yesterday because he may have drowned in the Land of Illusion Water Park. Mikiara Jones is a freshman at Middletown High School and we mourn her family and friends. Mikiara’s mom works at our school, so we turn her arms around during this very difficult time.
Middletown City School District Director Marlon Style
Information on the memorial service will be announced at a later date.
The Land of Illusion issued a statement Wednesday afternoon:
Land of Illusion is sad to learn that a girl died at Aqua Adventure Park yesterday (July 20th). In honor of her, her family, and the employees dealing with this tragedy, the Land of Illusion Aqua Adventure Park will be closed today.
We fully assist state and local officials in investigating the case. Thank you to first responders and all those who participated in the rescue operation. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the guests’ families and friends, as well as the team members and guests who were on the scene during this tragedy last night.
Land of fantasy
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