Child Killed On World's Tallest Water Slide In Kansas
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A child has died during a tragic
accident at a Kansas City waterpark over the weekend. The 12-year-old boy and son
of the Kansas State Representative died while riding a waterslide, the
Schlitterbahn water park’s main attraction. The 168-foot water slide
called the Verruckt is known as the world’s tallest water slide.
According to the Kansas state police, the accident is under investigation
and the park will remain closed during this time. While the boy’s
name has not been released, the Kansas State Representative acknowledged
their grief at the loss of their son and has asked for privacy.
The park’s website describes the jaw-dropping 168-foot and 7-inch
slide. The slide requires strapping in two to three riders into a raft
and launching them down the slide, over 17 stories high. According to
their website, the maximum weight is between 400 and 500 pounds and riders
must be at least 54-inches-tall. The slide is advertised as higher than
Niagara Falls and passengers plummet down at 50-miles-per-hour. Schlitterbahn’s
Verrückt is German for “insane” and is five inches taller
than any other slide in the world.
There are thousands of amusement and waterpark injuries every year in the
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