Man blames case of flesh-eating bacteria on Arizona splash park

One person uses the CityScape splash pad to stay cool as temperatures climb to near-record highs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 120 degrees (49 degrees Celsius), which is has only hit three times in recorded history in Phoenix, the last time 22 years ago. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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One person uses the CityScape splash pad to stay cool as temperatures climb to near-record highs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 120 degrees (49 degrees Celsius), which is has only hit three times in recorded history in Phoenix, the last time 22 years ago. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Credit: Ross D. Franklin

Credit: Ross D. Franklin

An Arizona man is blaming a bout of flesh-eating bacteria on a splash pad at a Peoria park.

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Jonathan Daggett, 29, said his thigh swelled up a couple days after visiting the park two weeks ago, he told KPHO, and he said he was shocked to learn he had developed a case of flesh-eating bacteria.

Doctors rushed him into surgery and caught it early. He also had to undergo dialysis.

"Some people come out as amputees. Like, my leg could have been cut off. So it could have been a lot worse," Daggett said, according to KPHO.

Daggett is now recovering from the illness, but wants to warn others about what happened to him.

In the meantime, officials say the water in the splash pad is not recirculated, but is tap water, KPHO reported.