Texas Waterpark Temporarily Closes After 4-Year-Old Drowns

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A waterpark in Stephenville, Texas, was closed Sunday, one day after a 4-year-old child drowned at the park.

As reported by Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, Stephenville police said they received a 911 call at 7:49 p.m. Saturday about a possible drowning victim at Splashville. Officers and fire department personnel responded to the call and found citizens and lifeguards performing CPR on a child who was found unresponsive in the pool. Authorities did not release the name of the child.

Police say the child was taken to an emergency room. At 9 p.m., the medical staff told officers that the child had died.

Stephenville Parks and Recreation announced on social media that Splashville would be closed on Sunday, June 25. The post prompted dozens of readers to comment.

Investigators with Stephenville police, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden, and the Texas Department of Public Safety's Texas Ranger Division are looking into the circumstances of the drowning.

"At this time, all indicators are that this is a tragic accident," said police in a statement on social media, as reported by WFAA.

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