Girl, 14, drowns at water park in Quebec's Laurentians region

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POINTE-CALUMET, Que. — A water park in Quebec's Laurentians region is closed today after a 14-year-old girl drowned at its facility.

Emergency services were called to the Super Aqua Club in Pointe-Calumet at around 5 p.m. Friday, where they took the girl to hospital after lifeguards first tried to revive her.

Local police say they believe the girl drowned after heading down a slide that emptied into a small lake.

They say the teen was at the park with her two adult sisters, who contacted the park's lifeguards when she didn't reappear.

Deux-Montagnes police spokesman Jean-Philippe Labbé says the death is believed to be accidental, and there is nothing to suggest negligence or a criminal act.

The water park said on its Facebook page that its entire team is in mourning and it's offering support to employees affected by the tragedy.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 23, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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