The parents of a drowned toddler have brought VGB compliance into their lawsuit against a waterpark, despite the fact that the death was not a result of entrapment.
On Aug. 2, 2009, 3-year-old Hassan S. Itani was playing with his brother in the kiddie pool at Kalahari Waterpark Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. According to the claim, he walked out of view of his mother, exited the pool and went into an adjacent shallow lagoon.
The lawsuit states that Hassan’s mother began looking for the child immediately, then quickly asked park personnel for help. He was found floating face down in the approximately 3-foot-deep lagoon. A guest of the waterpark attempted CPR, but the boy died.
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