A 13-year-old child dies due to equipment error in Shicare Park, Mexico

Mexico City (AP) — A 13-year-old Mexican boy was sucked into an intake or pipe and drowned in a device failure in an artificial river at a theme park operated by Grupo Xcaret in Mexico, officials said Thursday. ..

A Quintana Roo prosecutor on the Caribbean coast said he had begun an investigation into the manslaughter of the case.

The deaths occurred on March 27 at a cave-like river attraction at a depth of 2 feet (60 cm) in Xenses, a park-operated Guru Posikare, right next to the company’s flagship Xcaret Water Park near Playa del Carmen. Did.

The company said in a statement that the accident was due to human error and “unauthorized repairs” made at the attraction.

“When the boy was swept away and helped by his father, he was swimming with him in the river,” the prosecution said. But the youth could not be resurrected.

A relative of the boy said on social media that he was sucked into a pipe or air intake. Social media photos showed signs that the river was temporarily closed by authorities.

His father’s prosecutor abandoned the autopsy, but “given a legal amnesty” to the company.

The father told the newspaper El Univers that authorities refused to give his son’s body until he signed the “pardon.”