us lawmaker\'s son dies on \'world\'s largest water slide\'
The authorities did not immediately confirm the boy who died on Sunday at schlitterbain water park, in Kansas City, but the Kansas Representative Scott Schwab and his wife then issued a statement, confirm that this is their son Kalb Thomas Schwab.
The statement said: \"Since the day he was born, he has brought rich happiness to our family and all the people he has touched . \" The statement requires privacy because the family is sad.
Winter Prosapio, a spokeswoman for Schlitterbahn, said the boy died at 51-year-old Verruckt, one of the park\'s main attractions.
A 2-meter-high water slide with a staircase 264 to the top.
The name of the slide indicates \"crazy\" in German \".
Details of the boy\'s death have not yet been investigated when the park was closed.
\"In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with our family,\" Prosapio said in a statement . \" It was later confirmed that the boy\'s family was also in the water park.
Authorities initially said the victim was 12 years old, but the pastor, Clint sprer, a family spokesman, said Caleb was 10 years old.
Verruckt is certified by Guinness World Records as the world\'s tallest water slide.
Rider on multiple slides
The park\'s website says that people must be 137 high in the end on a raft.
Although the operator did not provide the reason for the delay, the 2014 opening of the slide was delayed several times.
Two media preview days were canceled in 2014 as there was a problem with the conveyor system, dragging the heavy raft to the top of the slide.
In a news article related to a press release announcing a 2014 delay, Schlitterbahn co-
Owner Jeff Henry told USA Today that he and senior designer John Kucey had already calculated according to their calculations when designing the slide on the roller coaster, but that didn\'t translate well into something like