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City and county officials provide information on incidents on River Drive and at the water park

City and county officials provide information on incidents on River Drive and at the water park

Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter released details of the incident that occurred July 3 on River Drive North.

Slaughter said while driving west on River Drive North, Theodore Frank Evanila, 85, braked hard in the middle of the road and lost consciousness.

As a result, the vehicle behind him struck the rear of his car at less than 10 mph, pushing it off the road and into a ditch, according to Slaughter’s July 10 statement.

Nurses happened to be driving by and stopped to help, Slaughter said.

They found Evanila unconscious and not breathing in the driver’s seat. They pulled him out and performed CPR, but to no avail, according to Slaughter.

The county coroner determined that the cause of death was natural cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis.

City officials released an update this afternoon on the incident that occurred in July at Electric City Water Park.

According to reports, a child suffered a medical incident at approximately 4:46 p.m. at the pool.

Paramedics provided first aid to the injured woman at the scene and transported her to hospital for further medical care.

“At this time, the city is unable to provide or confirm reports regarding her condition,” the release reads. “The incident is currently under investigation.”

According to an online fundraiser for the girl, the girl was going down a water slide when another child landed on her and held her underwater. The girl was later airlifted to Logan Health in Kalispell.

This article will be updated as new information about the pool incident emerges.