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Family Of 10-Year-Old Boy Decapitated On Water Slide Reaches Wrongful Death Settlement With Park

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We can't imagine what this family has gone through. But hopefully, this settlement eases their pain.

Last year, Kansas State Representative Scott Schwab tragically lost his 10-year-old son, Caleb, who was killed while riding the world's tallest waterslide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park.

Police later confirmed the boy had been horrifically decapitated while on the Verrückt slide.

Related: Verrückt Was Deemed Unsafe A Couple Years Ago

At the time, the family had filed a petition for a wrongful death settlement with Johnson County District Court, against the park's owners and the raft manufacturer.

On Wednesday, Judge Thomas Sutherland approved the settlement, saying it was "fair, reasonable, valid, just, and equitable," and was "in the best interests of all plaintiffs."

According to the Kansas City Star, the agreement

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World's Tallest Water Slide Shutting Down For Good After Child's Decapitation

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As a result of the ten-year-old boy who was killed while riding a the world's tallest water slide in Kansas City, the park has decided to close the attraction.

You may recall, Caleb Thomas Schwab, son of Kansas State Representative Scott Schwab, died in August when he was decapitated in a horrific accident on the 168-foot-tall Verrückt slide at KC's Schlitterbahn Water Park.

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After three months of investigation into the boy's death, Schlitterbahn has officially announced they will be closing the ride for good.

The company released a statement on Tuesday, saying:

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World's Tallest Waterslide Where Child Was Killed Was Deemed Unsafe Just Two Years Ago — See Shocking Early Test Footage!

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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.

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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:

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