10-Year-Old Girl Dies Halfway down Water Slide

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A 10-year-old girl from Michigan tragically died from an underlying heart condition as she flew down a 270-foot water slide.

Doctors say that it was excitement that killed London Eisenbeis.

The excited put her heart into an abnormal rhythm which resulted in cardiac arrest while she was in the slide.

The slide she went down on has a heartbeat sound at the top that my husband said made it even scarier,‘ London’s mother Tina told The Sun.

‘Who would have ever thought she would come out the bottom without one?’

London always wanted to go on the Super Loop Speed Slide, the biggest slide at Zehnder’s Splash Village in Frankenmuth.

It has a four-story straight drop with a 360 degree loop and the ride lasts 6.9 seconds.

In February 2018, London finally reached the 48-inch minimum and begged her parents to take her to the indoor water park during President’s Day weekend. But just 45 minutes before going on the slide, London recorded a video with her older sister Eden.

‘We’re going to get some footage of our water slides, so stay tuned for more videos,’ she promised.
When Tina, who was sitting on the other side of the park, heard the whistle go off she thought some children were just ‘messing around’.

London was rushed to the hospital where Doctors discovered she had Long QT syndrome, a heart rhythm disorder that can cause heartbeat palpitations, fainting, drowning, or sudden death.

However Tina said her daughter never showed any symptoms.

London was placed on life support and her parents took turns staying with her as the hours turned to days. After nine days on life support, London had passed away.

Days later, London was laid to rest in the dress she would have worn at her school’s father-daughter dance, which was held the very same day as her funeral.

‘I didn’t have a chance to buy shoes,’ Tina said. ‘She looked like an angel with her dress and no shoes. She really did look like a sleeping beauty.’

Tina and her sister, Dr Kristina Nikolakeas, are now writing legislation that would require genetic testing for heart defects at birth, according to WJRT.

She is also working to make AED drills (also known as sudden cardiac arrest drills) mandated in schools all over Michigan.

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