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Another child dies at Walt Disney World

This is not a post I wanted to be writing so soon. Local Orlando News is reporting the death today of a 12-year old girl at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Typhoon Lagoon Water park. The girl was found at 6PM on the edge of the large Wave pool by a lifeguard. She soon passed out and her pulse and breathing stopped. CPR was attempted and she later was pronounced dead at the nearby Celebration Hospital.

Today was a hot and humid day with highs in the upper 90s and humidity pushing the ‘feels like’ temps to aboe 100. I have to wonder if this has something to do with heat exhaustion. On hot days at the theme parks there are frequent calls to first aid for guests who just didn’t drink enough water or powerade. The same holds true at Water Parks where you may not realize you aren’t getting enough to drink. I’m not claiming this is what happened today, but drinking lots of water is good advice for any visitor to Orlando.

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