Police rule teen's death at Mt. Olympus an accident

Boy dies after falling off Mt. Olympus water slide
Lake Delton PD: Boy falls to his death from outdoor water slide which was closed for season
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24 December, 2016

The area surrounding the slide is closed for the season and is fenced off.

A young man is dead after pulling a prank in Wisconsin Dells.

Wisconsin Dells Police Chief Daniel Hardman says three juveniles entered the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Lake Delton Police Chief Daniel Hardman says the 16-year-old was sledding with his brother and a friend when they made a decision to climb over a seven-foot fence. All were staying at Hotel Rome on the Mt. Olympus complex.

They say the victim tried to go down a water slide but got stuck in the snow half way down.

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"My thoughts and prayers are with the family", Laskaris said. At the halfway point, he got caught in snow.

"We're not sure if he was just trying to unstuck himself or if he was trying to stand up, but he did fall approximately 35 feet from that structure on to another slide that was below it".

The boy's family were guests at the park "and were on scene shortly after the incident", according to the news release.

The Sauk County Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy.


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