A teenage girl has died after drowning at an Ohio water park on Tuesday.
Deputies responded to reports of a juvenile drowning at Land of Illusion’s Aqua Adventures Waterpark in Middletown around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
When they arrived, the park’s staff was attempting to find 14-year-old Mykiara Jones after she had disappeared under the water. About 30 minutes after she went down, a lifeguard was able to pull her from the water, according to authorities.
Emergency personnel immediately began CPR, and Mykiara was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
“This is a tragedy no parent should have to endure,” Butler County sheriff Richard Jones said in a statement. “These are the calls first responders dread and have difficulty dealing with.”
Mykiara was not wearing a life vest at the time of the accident, officials told WBNS. She reportedly fell into the water after being on a jumping attraction.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Katie Campione