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Man dies at Wild Waves water park in apparent drowning

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Authorities say a 33-year-old man has died in an apparent drowning at Wild Waves Theme Park in Federal Way.

Wild Waves officials said in a statement Sunday that lifeguards pulled the man out of one of the activity pools around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Lifeguards and first responder teams began CPR.

South King Fire & Rescue says its crews arrived and performed CPR on the man, but were unable to revive him.

According to CBS affiliate KIRO-TV, some witnesses pointed fingers at the lifeguards, claiming they were slow to react. Other witnesses describe the scene as chaotic and say the lifeguards took time to debate about what to do.

Park officials issued a statement saying their “thoughts are with the family in this difficult time.” They also said they’re helping authorities with the investigation.

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