• July 13, 2022

Girl Killed in Swimming Pool Accident at Oceans of Fun Water Park in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO -- July 5, 2022, a girl sustained fatal injuries due to an unspecified accident in a swimming pool at the Oceans of Fun Water Park.

Right now, exact details are still under investigation. Officials said the incident happened on July 5 at Oceans of Fun Water Park along Worlds of Fun Avenue.

Reports said that a girl appeared to be "in distress" in the Coconut Cove pool. She was pulled from the water, reportedly in critical condition. EMS transported the girl to a hospital where reports announced July 12 that she succumbed to her injuries.

The nature of the accident and the injuries has yet to be specified. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Girl Killed at Oceans of Fun Water Park in Kansas City

While folks may be quick to assume this is a drowning-related incident, the reality is these reports do little to shed light on what happened. Drowning would be the most likely explanation, but over the years, I've see all kinds of things lead to terrible incidents like this.

Kansas City, MO Oceans of Fun Water Park Accident Kills Girl

There may have been exposed wiring due to broken light fixtures. There have been incidents related to poorly balanced pool chemicals. Someone else in the pool may have done something reckless. This could all be due to poor oversight by lifeguards or even a lack of sufficient lifeguards on duty. Instead of jumping to conclusions, it's best to ensure there are thorough independent investigations to ensure the victim's loved ones get the answers they deserve. That's true with just about any kind of incident, but the death of a child is simply too serious not to make every effort to find the truth.

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