Call for review of whitewater center after amoeba death


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says there needs to be a review of oversight for the U.S. National Whitewater Center following the death of an Ohio teenager who contracted an infection after she visited the park.

McCrory told The Charlotte Observer on Monday (http://bit.ly/28ZeKZV) that there should be a total re-examination of how facilities like the whitewater center are handled in comparison with swimming pools.

Mecklenburg County Health Director Marcus Plescia said at a news conference that his agency doesn’t have the capacity to analyze the water for the type of amoeba responsible for the death of 18-year-old Lauren Seitz.

While the center has temporarily suspended rafting and kayaking, all other activities are open for operation, and it says its Fourth of July celebration will proceed as scheduled.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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