Boy dies at Kansas water park, investigation underway

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Investigators are looking into the death of a young Kansas boy on a water slide that is billed as the world’s largest.

Police and family members say 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab died Sunday at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. Schwab was the son of state Rep. Scott Schwab.

Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio says the boy died on one of the park’s main attractions, Verrückt, a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top.

No details specific details about what led to Caleb’s death have been provided.

The park will be closed Monday, and the ride will be closed pending the investigation.

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