12-Year-Old Boy Dies in Tragic Incident at Water Park

A tragic incident unfolded at a California water park on Saturday afternoon, resulting in the death of a 12-year-old boy. The Irvine Police Department reported that they, along with local fire officials, responded to a call from Wild Rivers water park in Irvine, California, regarding a child in need of medical assistance.

The boy was rushed to the hospital by paramedics, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his condition. The police have not disclosed any further details about the incident. A spokesperson from Wild Rivers confirmed that the boy suffered a medical emergency at the park, which was not related to any water activities.

The spokesperson expressed deep sorrow over the incident, stating, “An incident occurred today at Wild Rivers. A 12-year-old boy experienced a non-water, but medical related incident outside one of our pools.” They further added, “Despite the swift response from our team and emergency services, he sadly passed away later at the hospital.”

The park’s management extended their heartfelt condolences to the boy’s family and loved ones, asking everyone to keep them in their thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.

Wild Rivers, which describes itself as California’s premier water park, offers a variety of attractions including 20 water slides, thrill rides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. The park first opened its doors in July 1986 in Orange County and underwent an expansion before reopening in 2022.

The Irvine Police Department has not provided any additional information about the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.