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Government agency sued by mother of boy who drowned in state park pool

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A West Virginia woman is suing Charleston's Division of Natural Resources after her son drowned in a pool at a state park in August 2010.

The 8-year-old boy was attending a pool party at Chief Logan State Park, when he accidentally fell into the deep end of the pool and drowned. According to the lawsuit, only one lifeguard was on duty to supervise the party and that, although the party took place at night, the pool did not have lights.

The lawsuit is claiming negligence on the part of the state park for not assigning more lifeguards to the party and not installing lights in or around the pool. The woman is seeking compensation for medical expenses and emotional anguish.

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