Boy 10, dead after neck injury on worlds tallest water slide in Kansas

Edited: August 9, 2016, 8:19 AM

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/kansas-waterslide-caleb-schwab

>>>A Kansas waterslide billed as the world’s tallest remained off-limits as authorities pressed to figure out how a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son died of a neck injury while riding it.

>>>Details remained murky about what happened on Sunday to Caleb Thomas Schwab on the 168-foot-tall “Verruckt” – German for “insane” – that since its debut two years ago has been the top draw at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City.

Thoughts and prayers with the family.


Replies (3)

August 10, 2016, 3:20 PM

This one makes me especially angry - given the confluence of design and regulatory issues at play here that led to what appears to have been a completely preventable death.

So angry that I think I'm just going to shut up now... until such point that I can say something useful.

August 20, 2016, 10:09 PM

I was away when this happened -- did any more information ever come out beyond the initial stories ?

August 22, 2016, 4:22 PM

Who ever thought that Velcro makes for a good safety harness is an idiot.

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