Scary Waterslide Accident

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Scary Waterslide Accident 

Footage caught on camera of waterslide accident where a girl takes a heavy knock and hits her head.

What can visitors do to ensure their own safety when visiting amusement parks and water parks?

On July 28, 2016, a terrifying incident took place at a popular water park in Kansas City, Missouri. A young boy, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, lost his life while riding a massive waterslide known as the Verrückt. The tragic event shook the entire city and has become known as one of the scariest water slide accidents in recent history.

The Verrückt, which means “crazy” or “insane” in German, was declared the world’s tallest waterslide by Guinness World Records in 2014. The ride stood at a massive 168 feet, thrilling its passengers as they experienced a free-fall drop followed by a series of twists and turns. It was an attraction that many visitors would be looking forward to, and unfortunately, one that would end in tragedy.

On the day of the accident, Caleb and two other riders sat in a raft that weighed a total of approximately 400 pounds. The weight of the raft, however, was not evenly distributed, and as a result, Caleb suffered a fatal neck injury during the ride. The Kansas City Police Department conducted an investigation, and later found out that the raft had been going too fast, causing Caleb’s death.

The Verrückt was immediately shut down following the incident, and a full investigation was launched to determine what caused the tragic accident. It was found that the design of the ride was unsafe and that the park had not adhered to proper safety protocols. Several employees were later charged for their role in the accident, including the designer of the waterslide, John Schooley.

The accident was a tragedy that sent shockwaves throughout the water park industry, leading to new safety measures and protocols to prevent such incidents from recurring. Other parks soon began to review their own safety guidelines and procedures, ensuring that they were in line with regulations and industry best practices.

The loss of Caleb Schwab was a great tragedy, and his family and friends were deeply saddened by the loss of their loved one. They expressed their gratitude to the community for the tremendous outpouring of support they received during this difficult time.

In conclusion, the Verrückt accident was a tragic event that has left a lasting impact on the water park industry. It serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures and protocols in all amusement parks, and the need to ensure that visitors are kept safe at all times. The incident should continue to be a catalyst for change and responsible behavior in the waterpark industry, ensuring that everyone who experiences the rides and attractions at such parks can do so with peace of mind.

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