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Man dies in Scottsdale water slide’s support structure

August 17, 2020 - 10:07 AM

Police say a 32-year-old homeless man has died after getting trapped inside the support structure for a water slide at a Scottsdale park.

Scottsdale police spokesman Officer Kevin Watts said an officer heard someone calling out for help early Monday morning at the Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Authorities initially faced difficulty in locating where the voice was coming from, but eventually discovered the man and talked to him as efforts were under way to rescue him.

The man, who eventually stopped talking to authorities, died while wedged in the support structure, which had to be dismantled to recover his body.

Police discovered that the man, whose identity hasn’t been released, had jumped a fence at the park and climbed the slide’s support structure.

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