Schlitterbahn Announces Decision to Tear Down Waterslide in Kansas

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Schlitterbahn on Tuesday announced their decision to tear down what was once billed as the “world’s tallest waterslide,” in Kansas. On its official Facebook page of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, officials cited the safety of staff and guests as their top priority, as they announced the Verrückt will be decommissioned – closed permanently and the slide removed from the tower.  The post continues, “In our opinion, it is the only proper course of action following this tragedy.   We continue to fully cooperate with investigative teams and work with the families, their attorneys and our staff impacted by this accident.”  The waterslide has been closed since the August 7th death of Caleb Thomas Schwab. The young son of State Representative Scott Schwab was killed on the ride that day, and two women riding with him were injured. Schlitterbahn advises they will wait for the conclusion of an investigation of the tragic accident, and permission by the court, before removing the slide. The post ends, stating the company remains committed to the Kansas City park, and the original vision of Schlitterbahn-“providing a great place to work and an environment for families and friends to gather together.”