Girl, 11, dies after falling out of ride at water park

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Girl, 11, Dies After Falling Out Of Ride At Water Park

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A girl on a school trip to a water park died Tuesday after falling from one of the attraction’s rides.

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Evha Jannath, 11, fell off a circular boat on the Splash Canyon ride at the Drayton Manor theme park around 2:20 p.m. She was pulled from the water by park staff then taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the BBC.

"Words cannot describe the pain and loss we feel,” her family said in a statement. “We are devastated that we will not see our beautiful little girl again.”

The ride, which opened in 1993, is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.

The park remained closed the following day in observance of her death. Her school, the Jameah Academy, was also closed.

“(Evha was a) lovely, sweet-natured girl (who) was loved by everyone at the school,” head teacher Erfana Bora said.

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Drayton Manor theme park. (Photo: Jeremy Thompson/flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Drayton Manor theme park. (Photo: Jeremy Thompson/flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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Drayton Manor theme park. (Photo: Jeremy Thompson/flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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