LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) - As children across Arkansas prepare to go back to school, many are spending the last days of summer vacation at water parks.
However, after a 12-year-old boy in Kansas died after suffering a neck injury on a water slide, safety comes to the top of mind for many parents.
At Wild River Country Water Park in North Little Rock, safety is the park's top priority.
According to ABC affiliate KATV, the park's 12 slides are checked and double checked each morning before the park opens.
Park owner Chris Shillcutt told KATV that lifeguards are also on constant alert.
"We teach our guards to be proactive," Shillcutt said.
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