A trip to an East Texas water park turned tragic for a 19-year-old man this past Sunday.  According to a report from EastTexasMatters.com, Canton Police were called Sunday afternoon to a reported drowning at Splash Kingdom in Canton.  Lifeguards and first responders performed CPR on the individual before he was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Tyler, where he was pronounced deceased.

The teenager is identified as UT-Tyler student Emmanuel Ogunfuwa.

Splash Kingdom posted the following statement on their Facebook Page:

All of Splash Kingdom holds a heavy heart today as lifeguards and management in Canton responded to a medical need for an adult male inside the park. CPR was performed and additional equipment was utilized to provide care while awaiting EMS. We are grateful for their assistance, as well as the participation of several guests with extensive medical training, who worked alongside our team during this tragic time.
We are praying for the family of this man, as well as the lifeguard team that responded to him.
The health and safety of all our guests is our highest priority and we are honored by the opportunity to serve you and your family.


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