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The world was shocked earlier this week when 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed on the world’s tallest waterslide. The 168 foot tall “Verruckt,” which is the German word for “insane,” claimed the title for world’s tallest slide after it was unveiled two years ago at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas.
Initial reports claimed that Caleb died from a neck injury, but sources associated with the investigation reveled disturbing details to the Associated Press in an unauthorized interview. According to their source, The Associated Press reported that Caleb Schwab was decapitated after a shoulder strap broke loose and the young boy simply held on for the remainder of the ride. Winter Prosapio, a spokesman for the water park, declined interviews but told some reporters “we honestly don’t know what’s happened” according to Fox 25 News.
Caleb was the son of State Representative Scott Schwab and his wife Michele.