Schlitterbahn releases statement; park may reopen Wednesday

Schlitterbahn (KSN News)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – The investigation continues after 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab died Sunday at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, while riding what’s billed as the world’s largest waterslide.

This afternoon, Schlitterbahn released a statement.

We are deeply and intensely saddened for the Schwab Family and all who were impacted by the tragic accident on the Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn Kansas City on Sunday afternoon.

The family and each and every one of those affected are foremost on our minds and in our hearts today. We ask the community to please keep all of those impacted in your thoughts and prayers.

The primary investigation is being conducted by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. All questions regarding the investigation should be directed to law enforcement.

Grief counselors are being provided at Schlitterbahn Kansas City for employees and guests. Anyone impacted can contact us at 913-312-3091 to schedule a visit with a grief counselor.

Safety is our top priority at Schlitterbahn. All rides are inspected daily before opening.”

For more information about Verrückt, click here.

Schlitterbahn is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday. Verrückt is closed. Visit the park website for the latest information.

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