State requests Schlitterbahn safety inspection records following fatal accident

State requests Schlitterbahn safety inspection records following fatal accident

The other passengers sustained minor facial injuries. State law and regulations require that amusement parks perform annual safety inspections by safety officials licensed by the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.

The incident will likely lead to a discussion in the state legislature about how water parks are regulated, she added. Castaneda also said that he had ridden Verruckt earlier in the day with his younger cousin, who said her Velcro seatbelt began to come undone toward the end of the slide.

New details on the investigation into the death of a boy at a water park in Kansas City.

The Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall waterslide, is one of the main attractions at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. The outpouring of support shows how much Caleb meant to those who knew him and how the story has touched other people across the country, Persaud, 35, told TIME.

The Verrückt was named the World's Tallest Water Slide in 2014.

The 2014 opening of Verruckt was delayed a few times, though the operators did not explain why.

A Kansas water park was having a special day for elected officials when the 10-year-old son of a state legislator died on what is billed as the world's largest waterslide.

Prosapio said the boy's family had been at the park with him on Sunday. They are then "blasted back up a second massive hill, and then sent down yet another gut-wrenching drop for the ultimate in water slide thrills".

A funeral is set for a state lawmaker's 10-year-old son who was killed while riding a Kansas waterslide billed as the world's tallest. Riders must be at least 4-feet-6 inches tall, and those in each raft must total between 400 and 550 pounds, according to the park website. Police officials have not said if Caleb or his passengers met both the height and weight requirements.

Caleb was grouped with two adult women on the Verrückt water slide around 2:30 p.m.

He said his shoulder strap "busted loose" and he "just held on".

While it appears the boy's death was an accident, police said they must examine it as a crime until the evidence indicates otherwise.

"They certainly have the knowledge and expertise and they have to be involved in this investigation definitely, since it's in their best interest as well", said Pettey, a Democrat.

Prosapio said during the news conference that the park's rides are inspected daily and inspected by an "outside party" before the start of each season.

"We always ride our rides first", Schooley said.

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