A Massachusetts man is suing a New Hampshire water park, claiming he nearly drowned in a crowded wave pool.
The newspaper reports Ortega-Mejia claimed he became submerged at the bottom of the wave pool for a "lengthy period of time" on July 26, 2014.
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The suit accuses the Portsmouth park of not having a sufficient number of lifeguards on duty to monitor pool activity, says the paper.
The suit also claims Ortega-Mejia was rushed to a local hospital where he was treated for hypoxic brain injury and other injuries.