The water park where an 11-year-old girl died has been prevented by the local council from reopening for health and safety reasons.
Liquid Leisure has been told it must show it has reduced its risk of drowning before business can resume, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said.
“We have issued a notice banning all lake-related recreational activities until Liquid Leisure is satisfied by the panel that has appropriate and sufficient risk assessments to prevent or reduce the risk of death. drowning,” a council spokesman said.
Emergency services were called to the park near Datchet on August 6 after the child is reported as missing.
About two hours later, she was found and taken to Wexham Park Hospital, where she died.
Thames Valley Police said the girl’s death was not being treated as suspicious but was of unknown cause and a file was being prepared for the coroner.
The underwater strike course remains closed “out of respect” for the youngster’s family until earlier this week, Liquid Leisure said.
However, it has been announced that it cannot reopen yet.
The council launched a health and safety investigation on August 9 “to identify any potential violations of law relating to health and safety”.
Last week, Liquid Leisure said its “thoughts and prayers” are with the child’s family, friends and all those affected by the “catastrophic and incredible incident”.
A witness told Sky News that there was “chaos” at the park after the girl went missing.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said: “There is a ridiculous amount of people on the hype boards.
“It’s just chaos, people are falling in and jumping out, it’s going to be hard to keep track.”
She added that one young girl “ran up and down asking if anyone had goggles, shouting ‘we need to find her in the water'”.
She criticized the park, saying there was no “emergency plan” and staff “didn’t have any tannoy systems or any alarms”.