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$16 Million Partial Settlement Reached After Child Suffers Injuries From Nearly Drowning at a Margaritaville Waterpark

Three years after a 4-year-old boy nearly drowned at Lake Lanier’s Margaritaville waterpark and was left with permanent injuries, a partial settlement of $16 million has been reached.

The settlement — a consent judgment — comes after the Hall County waterpark closed off all swimming access to the lake’s beach ahead of this year’s Memorial Day weekend, though it is not clear if the lawsuit had any bearing on that decision. Representatives for Margaritaville and attorneys for the park and its operating companies declined to comment on the litigation Tuesday. Bucky Perry, the park’s vice president, said only that “Margaritaville at Lanier Islands places the overall safety of our guests as our highest priority.”

The boy, identified only as I.C. in the lawsuit filed by his mother, is 7 years old now and continues to need around-the-clock care, the family’s attorney, Ashley Mitchell, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Read the source article at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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