The incidents in a leisure pool in the Rhein-Neckar district have increased in recent months. For one girl, an accident in the waves ended in death. The public prosecutor's office has now informed about the status of the investigation.
Weinheim (dpa / lsw) - A girl who went under and later died, a visitor stuck in a looping slide and an injured bather: The Mannheim public prosecutor's office has completed investigations into the three incidents in a leisure pool in Weinheim (Rhein-Neckar district). Only in the case of the looping slide does an employee face consequences, according to information from Tuesday.
The seven-year-old girl was briefly submerged in the wave pool area a month ago, and a bather pulled her out. Lifeguards resuscitated the child. Rescue workers took the seven-year-old to the hospital, where she died almost two weeks later. According to the information, the mother had briefly lost sight of her child when she was taking care of her younger brother. From the point of view of the investigators, there are no indications of criminally relevant behavior on the part of the mother or the employees of the bath.
In November, a visitor failed to complete the loop in a slide. About an hour later, another woman slipped and collided with the first. The public prosecutor's office has applied for a penalty order of 60 daily rates for negligent bodily harm against the employee who was responsible for the slide that day. Among other things, contrary to his instructions, he is said not to have checked whether the first visitor had left the slide. A flap could have freed her from the slide. Because the man has lodged an objection, the penalty order is not legally binding, according to the announcement.
Exactly one year ago, a visitor was injured in the pool at the end of a slide due to the relatively low water level. Here the investigators found that it was "a fateful event in the sense of realizing the risk that is generally associated with the use of such leisure facilities".