Boy dies after fall from waterslide near Wisconsin Dells

Police say the area near the water slide is fenced and all gates were locked.

A 16-year-old boy is dead after falling from a water slide.

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 check out the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park Wednesday night.

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The three juveniles climbed up the super structure of one of the water slides at the park, intending to slide down on the snow covering the slide, police said.

The theme park offered its sympathies to the family, but said that's why they have a padlocked fence around the park - because it's not safe in winter months. Half way down the slide, the victim got stuck in the snow.

Police say the boy's family was staying at the resort at the time.

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"Halfway down the slide, the juvenile got caught in accumulated snow and attempted to free himself", according to the official description of the accident, a news release from the department.

The boy died at the scene.

EMS paramedics were dispatched to the park at 10:22 p.m., where they attempted to resusitate the boy, but he succumbed to his injuries.

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