BSR Surf Resort: it will have a new filtration system by February 2019 | Photo: Red Bull

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they have found evidence of Naegleria fowleri at the BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas.

The US health authority, in collaboration with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District (WMCPHD) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), confirmed that the free-living amoeba that killed Fabrizio Stabile was detected at the water sports facility.

However, the CDC notes that the rare single-celled organism that causes devastating brain infections was not found at BSR's Surf Resort, Lazy River, or Royal Flush.

So, if the 29-year-old surfer from New Jersey died a few days after visiting the BSR Surf Resort, and the "brain-eating amoeba" was not detected at the wave pool, how do authorities explain the sudden death?

The results are still inconclusive, but the CDC explains how the deadly infection finds conditions to grow.

"The presence of fecal indicator organisms - total coliforms, enterococci - viable thermophilic ameba, and high turbidity indicates a treatment failure. And when the water is warm, they create conditions for Naegleria fowleri growth," the official statement says.

BSR Surf Resort: the wave pool is located in Waco, Texas | Photo: BSR Cable Park

BSR To Install State-of-the-Art Filtration System

The BSR Cable Park also issued its own statement. The water sports structure says it "meets every standard for safety" but is ready to hire a North Carolina company to install a "state-of-the-art filtration system that will make our water as clear and clean as humanly possible."

"We take pride in our park and the safety of our guests. And it's not just the guests that use the park. It is also my family, our friends, and our employees that essentially live in our water," said Stuart E. Parsons Jr., owner of the BSR Cable Park.

"My two-year-old twins play on that beach, and - as kids do - they drink the water every time. So, you better believe my cousin. He tests and treats the water every day to make sure no one gets sick."

The BSR Cable has five main water bodies: the reservoir, the Surf Resort, the Royal Flush, the Lazy River, and the Cable Park.

The installation of the new filtration system will be completed in February 2019.

Until then, the Surf Resort, Lazy River, and the Royal Flush will remain closed. According to the CDC, the Cable Park may remain open to the general public.

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