Waterloo Re-Examines Safety of Riverside Park

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By Jay Knoll

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Waterloo officials will consider adding safety measures at the city's river amphitheater after a 6-year-old boy fell in and had to be rescued.

Mayor Buck Clark tells the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier he's not sure if barricades are needed, but the city is going to examine the safety of the RiverLoop Amphitheatre.

Most of the riverside amphitheater has a railing, but the area where the boy fell in does not. It is one of two locations with a set of large concrete steps leading to the water that are designed for people to sit in.

The boy who was visiting a nearby play area for children was dangling his legs in the water on Thursday when the current of the swollen river pulled him in.

A bystander rescued the boy.

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