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

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.

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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 Labbe says the death is believed to be accidental, and there is nothing to suggest negligence or a criminal act.

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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.

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