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Waterloo Officials Re-examine Safety of Riverside Park
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 says 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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