In August of last year, a little boy riding down a water slide was involved in a tragic accident when he was decapitated by a net that hung over the slide. Today, the Kansas family who lost their beloved son won a $20 million lawsuit against the theme park.
Caleb Schwab’s family won the suit against KC Water Park for his wrongful death. Investigators later determined that Caleb was so light that he flew several feet in the air above the slide, which made him connect with the net. He was struck in the neck so hard that he was beheaded in the incident.
The waterslide at the park in Kansas City has been closed since the boy’s death on Aug. 7, 2016. According to the LA Times: “Verruckt — German for “insane” — featured multiperson rafts that made a 17-story drop at speeds of up to 70 mph, followed by a surge up a hump and a 50-foot descent to a finishing pool.”
Two women who took the ride with Caleb suffered serious facial injuries. They have settled their claims against the companies involved. Will you please pray that this settlement can finally bring peace to the family of this poor boy?