So Sad: Tourist Dies After Going Down Water Slide at 5-Star Hotel

A tourist reportedly died after going down a water slide and hitting his head on the concrete floor of a hotel pool in Turkey on Monday.

via NYP:

Ali Cilga, 65, was allegedly cautioned not to slide head first at an unidentified five-star resort in Manavgat in the Antalya Province, according to local media reports.

The June 26 incident was captured on video footage that showed oblivious tourists continuing to swim without noticing Cilga.

A man, which The Mirror reported may have been a lifeguard, eventually rushed to the water and pulled Cilga out before performing CPR.

He was transported to a nearby hospital before dying Monday.

He was reportedly at the hotel celebrating Eid al-Adha, one of the biggest holidays in the Islamic calendar.

An investigation is underway, reports The Mirror, with the Manavgat Public Prosecution ordering an autopsy at the Antalya Forensic Medicine Institute.

The tragedy unfolded only days before a 5-year-old boy was injured riding a water slide in Georgia as onlookers watched in horror Tuesday.

According to Fox News Digital, the boy was in a double tube at the Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park when he fell 15 to 20 feet from the slide.

Parkgoers claimed they witnessed the child “fly out” of the slide as whistles blared, seemingly the park’s protocol when an emergency or injury occurs.

The boy was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has estimated that more than 4,200 people are taken to emergency rooms each year for scrapes, concussions, broken limbs, spinal injuries and other wounds suffered on public waterslides.

So sad. Be safe this summer, love muffins.

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