The Kansas Waterslide That Killed A 10-Year-Old Boy Will Be Demolished
The Verrückt waterslide will be destroyed once the criminal investigation into Caleb Schwab's death is complete.By Briana Altergott | November 23, 2016
The Verrückt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark has been closed since August, when a 10-year-old boy died while riding it.
And on Tuesday, the waterpark's parent company announced it has decided to demolish the slide — which is the world's tallest — once an investigation into the boy's death is complete.
A spokesperson for Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said in a statement, "In our opinion, it is the only proper course of action following this tragedy." Another attraction will reportedly replace Verrückt at some point in the future.