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usatoday – Mykiara Jones, 14, drowns in Ohio water park

A 14-year-old girl died after drowning at an Ohio water park on Tuesday, where she was underwater for about half an hour before being found, officials said.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Mykiara Jones, 14, died Tuesday evening, shortly after a medical helicopter transported her to the Dayton Children’s Hospital from the Land of Illusion, Aqua Adventures, Madison Township, Butler County.

His autopsy will be performed on Wednesday, coroner’s officials said.

Butler County dispatchers say they received reports around 5 p.m. Tuesday that a 14-year-old girl entered the water at the Land of Illusions theme park and never returned.

Madison Township firefighters and park staff were already trying to locate the young Dayton resident when MPs arrived, Butler County Sheriff’s Office statement says.



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