The teen, 16-year-old Addison Williams, was with his brother and a friend Wednesday night when they trespassed into a fenced-off area of Water and Theme Park.
The three boys climbed to the top of an 85-foot tall, snow-covered slide with intentions of sledding down it.
Two of the boys came to their senses and decided it was too dangerous, but Williams decided to go through with it.
He made it halfway down before his sled got stuck in the snow. As Williams tried freeing the sled, he fell over the side of the slide and died when he hit the ground 35-feet below.
According to Lake Delton Police Chief Daniel Hardman, the family were vacationing in the area to see snow. They were staying in a hotel near the park and were on the scene shortly after it happened.
The owner of the park said the fence and other safety measures were put in place for a reason, and there’s nothing more he could have done to prevent the boys from getting in. He said his thoughts and prayers are with the family.Tags: Accident, Addison Williams, Crime, Florida, sled, snow, water slide, Wisconsin