World's Tallest Waterslide Where Child Was Killed Was Deemed Unsafe Just Two Years Ago — See Shocking Early Test Footage!
What terrifying info.
Following the tragic death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, scary information about the 168-foot water slide where he was killed has come to light.
According to the Travel Channel documentary Xtreme Waterparks, the Guinness Book of World Records-certified "world's tallest" water slide AKA Verrückt was ruled unsafe just two years ago in 2014.
One particularly frightening "glitch" caused water rafts to fly off the slide and into the air, an issue which the creator and designer of the 17-foot tall ride supposedly rectified before its grand opening in July of 2014. As you can see (above), the fault would occur at the crest of the slide's hill when riders were weightless.
What's especially crazy is, not even sandbags could weigh the rafts down during early tests. So bone-chilling!
In an interview with USA Today back in 2014, creator Jeff Henry openly admitted to the ride's flaws: