Girl, 5, dies after being pulled from water park pool in Tinley Park

Lifeguards pulled the girl from a pool at White Water Canyon Water Park.

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A 5-year-old girl died Friday after being found unresponsive in a pool at a water park in Tinley Park.

Lifeguards pulled the girl from the water just before 4 p.m. at White Water Canyon Water Park, 8221 W. 171st St., according to the Tinley Park Fire Department. It wasn’t immediately clear how long the girl had been underwater before she was spotted.

After receiving “basic life support” from lifeguards on the scene, paramedics took the girl to New Lenox Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

White Water Canyon Water Park is operated by the south suburban village’s park district.

“Our thoughts are with the individual’s family and loved ones,” a statement from the park district said.

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