A former Schlitterbahn operations director is facing involuntary manslaughter charges following the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy on what was then the world's tallest water slide, according to a local report.
[*Update: The Schlitterbahn company also is facing criminal charges. Together Tyler Miles and the company face involuntary the manslaughter charge as well as 12 counts of aggravated battery, five counts of aggravated endangerment of a child and two counts of interfering with law enforcement. Go read the indictment. It's the most outrageous legal document I've ever read while covering the theme park industry.]
The Verruckt slide killed Caleb Schwab, the son of a Kansas legislator, when the raft he was on went airborne and struck a support pole that was holding what was intended to be safety netting.
A criminal investigation followed, which apparently has resulted in today's charges.Tweet
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