14-year-old drowns at Super Aqua Club in Pointe-Calumet

Police are investigating after a teenage girl was found dead Friday afternoon after drowning in a water park near Montreal.

The 14-year-old was found unconscious at the base of a waterslide in an artificial lake at the Super Aqua Club in Pointe-Calumet, Que, around 5 p.m., according to authorities.

The teen had been at the park with family when they lost sight of her, police said with Régie de police du Lac des Deux-Montagnes.

“The young girl couldn’t swim,” said Jean-Philippe Labbé, a police inspector.

“Never swim alone, that’s the main message we want to drive home.”

Lifeguards tried to resuscitate the girl before she was taken to a hospital in Saint-Eustache. She was then rushed to Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal, where she was later pronounced dead.

The death is considered an accident, police said, with a Quebec coroner’s investigation pending.

On its Facebook page, the Super Aqua Club expressed its condolences to the girl’s family and said the team is in shock and mourning.

“Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and friends. We want to extend our deepest condolences to them,” it wrote early Saturday morning.

It will remain closed for the rest of the weekend.

Support services will be offered to its employees, Super Aqua Club also wrote.

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