New Hampshire Water Park Gets New Owner After Failed Attempt by Founder to Keep It

The owner of Liquid Planet had chained himself to a slide tower to try to prevent the auction

A New Hampshire water park was auctioned off Wednesday after a bizarre attempt by its owner to prevent the sale from happening.

Kevin Dumont had chained himself to a slide tower at Liquid Planet Water Park in Candia on Nov. 9. He ended his quest on Nov. 25 because of failing health and the lack of a financial savior.

After years of financial struggle, a GoFundMe page raised just $1,945 toward a $1 million goal to pay off a bank loan.

Dumont, a 46-year-old Army veteran with nine years of service, opened the park in 2008.

The auction was held by James R. St. Jean Auctioneers. With a bid of $950,000, the company that owns the Whale's Tale Water Park in Lincoln was the highest bidder, according to the Union Leader.

NLI LLC Inc. also owns Alpine Adventures Zipline Co.

Dumont was on hand when the 42-acre property, which includes the park and his house, was auctioned off, according to the newspaper. 

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