Gruesome details revealed in boy’s water slide death at Kansas park

In Kansas City, Kansas, a witness has revealed gruesome details of the tragic death of a boy who died on the tallest waterslide in the world.

CAUTION: The information in this narrative is explicit and may not be appropriate for all readers.

Thomas Caleb Schwab, the son of Kansas state Representative Scott Schwab, was killed on Sunday while riding “Verruckt” at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. The slide, which is 168 feet tall and has 264 stairs leading to the top, is named “insane” in German.

Esteban Castaneda, who witnessed the incident at the park, spoke with ABC News. He described the horrifying scene after the tragic death of the boy.

Following the raft’s descent, Castaneda witnessed a figure being carried away by the current, sliding down from the slide’s vicinity, while also perceiving the sound of loud impacts. He made this observation.

Castaneda noticed that there was someone lying face down in the water. He thought to himself that he should try to help, so he continued to slide back from the crowd and push to assist.

At that point, the lifeguard noticed that there was nothing he could do to help Castaneda. It was apparent that the boy had been decapitated.

Caleb had been sitting in a probable location. The front part of the raft was unoccupied, and two additional females were securely fastened onto the raft, according to Castaneda.

Castaneda said that as she neared the conclusion of her ride, the Velcro on her safety belt became unfastened. She had informed him that his cousin’s daughter, who was 14 years old, had already gone down the slide earlier in the day.

Caleb’s companions in the raft endured slight facial harm. They had no familial connection to the boy. On Monday, the Kansas City Police disclosed additional details regarding the occurrence, classifying the boy’s demise as a “lethal neck injury towards the conclusion of the ride.”

Caleb, who was a sports enthusiast, said that Jesus and his parents were loved by him. Pastor Clint Sprague stated that the Schwab family, who are heartbroken, are represented by a family spokesperson.

A commemorative ceremony is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

The park was shut down following the incident on Sunday and stayed closed on Monday.

Verruckt has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest water slide in the world. As mentioned on the park’s website, individuals must be a minimum of 54 inches in height and ride down the slide using rafts designed for multiple people.

RESPONSE: Parents worried about water parks in the Houston area.

Schlitterbahn in Galveston was open and bustling on Monday, but numerous parents took safety measures.

Rachel Grey, who accompanied her children, clarified, “We will simply remain near the children’s section and our private huts.” “Keep a distance from the big attractions.”

On Sunday, Caleb Schwab, a ten-year-old, passed away at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City while riding a 168-foot tall slide.

Schlitterbahn in Galveston does not feature the slide on which Schwab lost his life, but it does offer other exhilarating high slides.

Waterparks in Texas are examined by autonomous contractors, but the responsibility for safety ultimately lies with the parks.

Attorney Daniel Horowitz clarified, “The responsibility for safety is delegated to the parks. There is not a significant amount of active monitoring to ensure everything is secure. The park undergoes an annual inspection, but its primary focus is to ensure that the park’s documentation is in order.”

Officials from Schlitterbahn in Galveston declined to appear on camera or provide a statement for this report.