Teen visiting Wisconsin Dells dies after falling off a waterslide he was trying to sled down

His family was in town to experience snow for the first time.
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A teenager died after falling from a Wisconsin Dells waterslide he was trying to sled down, police said.

The 16-year-old and his two siblings – who were staying at the Mt. Olympus Resort Wednesday night – climbed a 7-foot fence to get into the outdoor waterpark, a news release and WKOW say. The waterpark was in a restricted area and closed for the season, police say.

The three of them climbed up one of the water slides, and the 16-year-old used a sled to slide down it. But halfway down the slide, he got caught in the snow. When he attempted to free himself, he slipped and fell roughly 35-feet to the ground, the release says.

Emergency officials responded to the scene around 10:22 p.m. and attempted to resuscitate the teenager, but he died.

WKOW is reporting the family was in town from Florida to experience snow for the first time and to go sledding and skiing as a family.

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