Monday, August 8, 2016

10-Year-Old Caleb Schwab Killed at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City (UPDATED)

Well, there's just a tad more information out today than there was yesterday.

One person claims she saw the boy's "crumpled shorts or bathing suit" at the bottom of the water slide, as well as "blood on the white descending flume" of the structure.

If true, that rules out that the poor kid fell off the top of the structure, getting killed slamming to the ground.

Also, guests ride down the slide in rafts that require at least 400 pounds of passenger weight (apparently to keep the fucking thing from flying out of control off the damned thing.

But if the boy Caleb wasn't riding with two large adults, it's not possible that his raft met the weight requirements. May he flew out or was dragged down the slide?

In any case, at the Kansas City Star, "Questions swirl as grief falls over family of Caleb Schwab, 10-year-old killed at Schlitterbahn."

That slide doesn't look so safe, that's for sure.

UPDATED and BUMPED: At AP, "Police: Kansas boy suffered fatal neck injury on waterslide."