World’s Tallest Waterslide To Be Demolished After 10-Year-Old Was Decapitated

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The world’s tallest waterslide is set to be demolished following the death of a ten-year-old boy who was riding it earlier this year. 

Caleb Thomas Schwab, son of Republican state representative Scott Schwab, died after a tragic accident slung his body from the Verruckt slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City in August.

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Following the incident, some guests have claimed that the 168 foot high attraction’s harness wasn’t working properly earlier that day, TIME reports.

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In a statement released on Tuesday, Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said that the Verruckt will be demolished after a probe into the accident is finished.

They said: 

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In our opinion, it is the only proper course of action following this tragedy. All of us at Schlitterbahn have been heartbroken over the tragedy that occurred on Verruckt.

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Lawyers representing Caleb’s family are investigating claims the slide hadn’t been inspected by the state since the ride opened two years ago.

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No charges or lawsuits have yet been filed by Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts.

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has been co-operating with investigators and the victims’ families and lawyers, and noted ‘the safety of our staff and guests is our top priority’.


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