KANSAS CITY, KS
A Kansas water park plans to tear down a giant water slide on which a 10-year-old boy died in 2016. CBS Kansas City affiliate KCTV reports park officials confirmed the 17-story Verruckt Waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark will be coming down after Labor Day.
Attorney Melanie Morgan told the Kansas City Star says the work is expected to take about three weeks. The Kansas City park posted a statement on its Facebook page saying it had received court approval to demolish the ride.
Caleb Schwab was decapitated in August 2016 while riding the waterslide. His death led to criminal charges against the company that built the slide and five individuals, including Schlitterbahn's co-owner.