Drowning Ruled Accidental

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Tuesday, July 24 2007 Jul 24, 2007 Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:50:00 AM CDT July 24, 2007 in News
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JOPLIN (AP) - A 6-year-old boy's drowning at a Joplin water park is ruled accidental, and investigators say no charges will be filed. Newton County deputies say they have closed their investigation into the death of Ethan Cory of Joplin at the Swimming Hole Water Park last Tuesday. Deputies said the Swimmin Hole is a privately owned water park, so it is not regulated by county or state authorities. They said no criminal charges will be lodged against either the water park or the Boys and Girls Club. Chief deputy Chris Jennings said four chaperones and a bus driver with the group were stationed in different areas of the water park, but the children were not assigned to a specific chaperone or to the "buddy system."

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