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Lawmaker considers water park rules after drowning

1 year ago August 01, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 Thursday, August 01 2013 Thursday, August 01, 2013 5:26:00 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Lawmakers are considering new legislation that would regulate safety standards at water parks after a teenager drowned at the Cajun Lagoon water park in Watson.

"I think that this incident that happened at the lagoon park is one that brings it to attention and certainly makes us think that we need to look at some oversight and some regulations on this," said Rep. Rogers Pope of Denham Springs.

Right now there are no rules regulating the number of lifeguards needed at a park.

"I think that's something that we would have to look at, whether it be a ten to one ration, five to one ratio, eight to one ratio, I'd like to look and see what some other states are doing, I'm sure there's some other regulations in other states around," said Rep. Pope.

For now the water parks will remain unchecked until Rep. Pope can author new legislation for the next session.

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