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Boy dies after drowning scare at Cowabunga Bay

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HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

A child died Friday night following a drowning scare at a Henderson water park on June 18.

Last Sunday evening, 8-year-old Daquan Bankston was pulled from a wave pool by lifeguards after nearly drowning at Cowabunga Bay located near Galleria Drive and Gibson Road, according to a spokesperson for Henderson Fire. 

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Lifeguards performed CPR on the boy until emergency crews arrived at 6:20 p.m. He was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition. 

Bankston was later pronounced deceased by the Clark County Coroner at 9:31 p.m. on Friday night at Sunrise Hospital. 

A cause of death was not immediately available.

Cowabunga Bay's management released the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.  Our utmost concern is the safety and enjoyment of all our guests.  The circumstances of this tragic incident are being investigated and we will have further comment upon completion of the investigation."

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