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Massachusetts Man Sues New Hampshire Water Park, Claiming He Nearly Drowned

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    Generic image of people in a wave pool. Note: Pictured is not the wave pool at Water Country.

    A Massachusetts man is suing a New Hampshire water park, claiming he nearly drowned in a crowded wave pool. 

    Gregorio Ortega-Mejia of Haverhill filed the suit last month against Water Country, according to the Union Leader.

    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. 

    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.

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