Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:59 AM | Contributed by Infamy
Responding to the drowning last week of a 4-year-old boy in its new wave pool, Great America officials said Monday they will now require anyone shorter than 4 feet to wear a life jacket in some of the park's water attractions. The change follows an edict by the theme park's parent company, Cedar Fair, which will enact the tougher restriction in all 18 of its parks around the country. Locally, the rule will apply not only to the "Great Barrier Reef" wave pool but also to the Castaway Creek river ride. Adult supervision will not be required, and the company is still reviewing the way its lifeguards are deployed.
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