Witness Comes Forward To Reveal Details About The Boy Who Died On The World’s Tallest Water Slide
“Senator’s son, 10, was ‘decapitated when he was thrown through raft harness and into safety net before plunging 50ft down the world’s tallest waterslide’
Caleb Thomas Schwab, 10, died Sunday while riding an 168-foot-tall waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas” – Daily Mail
A witness to the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy on the world’s tallest water slide in Kansas has come forward to reveal some extremely gruesome details on the boy’s death.
Caleb Thomas Schwab, the son of Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab, was tragically killed while riding “Verruckt” at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. The slide is 168-feet tall and has 264 stairs leading to the top. If its hard for you to imagine that latitude, it’s taller than the Statue of Liberty! Also, “Verruckt” means “insane” in German, a very fitting name.
The witness, Esteban Castaneda, talked to ABC News about the freak accident. He that he heard booms coming from the area of the slide and then saw a body wash down the slide directly after the raft did.
Castaneda said noticed a lifeguard was trying to push the crowd back from the slide, but he continued to try to help because he thought there was someone lying face down in the water.
The lifeguard told Castaneda that there was nothing that they could do to help. That’s when he realized that the boy had been decapitated.
Castaneda said two other women were strapped into the raft, and the first position of the raft was empty because that’s where Caleb was sitting.
Castaneda said he had ridden the slide earlier in the day with his cousin’s 14-year-old daughter. Apparently, her safety belt’s Velcro came undone towards the end of her ride. Thank God that she didn’t suffer the same fate as Caleb.
The park was closed down after the incident Sunday and remained closed Monday.