6-year-old boy dies after accident at Great Wolf Lodge

9:50 AM, Aug 21, 2008   |    comments
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WZZM) - A 6-year-old boy from Livonia, Michigan died last night after an accident at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City.

Investigators say the boy was in the water park area crossing "lilly pads" which are obstacles in the pool, when he fell and hit his head on one of the "lilly pads" and fell into the water.

The boy's father and the life guard immediately pulled the boy from the water.  According to investigators, the boy's breathing was irregular and he stopped breathing shortly thereafter.  Rescuers started CPR and the boy was taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City were he was pronounced dead.

A complete autopsy will be taking place in Grand Rapids to further determine the cause of death.

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