Mystery as man dies after getting stuck four-feet down in water slide ‘support pipe’ at Arizona aquatic park
- The body of a 32-year-old man has been recovered Monday morning
- He got stuck in a waterslide support pipe at Eldorado Aquatic Park in Scottsdale
- It’s unknown whether the individual is a worker or someone else at the park
- Officials initially held a rescue effort that later changed into a recovery effort
Emergency crews have recovered the body of a man who was found trapped in a pipe connected to a water slide in Arizona.
Early Monday morning, crews arrived to Eldorado Aquatic Park in Scottsdale where a 32-year-old man was discovered stuck in a support pipe.
Fire officials said they were ‘working to free an individual trapped in a large pipe that is supporting the slides at the pool.’ Crew later said that it turned into a body recovery operation, according to ABC15.
Emergency crews recovered the body of a man who was found trapped in a pipe, seen above, connected to a water slide at Eldorado Aquatic Park in Scottsdale, Arizona
Crews pictured above dismantling and using a crane to lift a pipe that the man was stuck in
The pipe supports the slides at the water park
Fire officials said they were ‘working to free an individual trapped in a large pipe.’ Crews later said that it turned into a body recovery operation
It’s unclear exactly what the man was doing back there or how he got into the pipe.
Fire officials were seen draining the back pool area early Monday and said the man was about four feet down. Crews were seen dismantling the pipes to get the man out.
The facility has a lap pool, water slides, and a play gym.
It’s unknown whether the individual is a worker or someone else at the park.
Around 12.30am, a Scottsdale police officer was making rounds in the area when he heard what sounded like muffled calls for help.
The officer found the voice coming from a pipe that helps support one of the water slides and officers were able to communicate with the victim – a 32-year-old man said to be a transient – but they lost communication with him around 2am.
Officers say the person reported went over a tall fence and was up on the slide when he somehwe got into the pipe structure and was stuck.
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner will determine how the man died.
The incident is under investigation and the Aquatic Centers is closed.
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