Child falls off roller coaster at amusement park in Pennsylvania

LIGONIER, Pa. – A child fell off a roller coaster at a Pennsylvania amusement park Thursday, a local official confirmed to CNN. An ambulance was dispatched to Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, Pennsylvania around 1 p.m. after the child fell, said Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Mary Beth Eslary. The child was flown […]

Water park witness: I saw him slide down ‘and then I saw the blood’

It was supposed to be just another summer day at the Kansas City water park until Jess Sanford and Melanie Gocke witnessed something that would be imprinted on their minds forever: the death of 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab from a neck injury while riding the world’s tallest water slide. Speaking to Brianna Keilar on CNN’s […]

Boy decapitated while riding world’s tallest water slide: AP source

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A 10-year-old boy was decapitated as he rode a waterslide at a Kansas water park, sources told AP. A person who is familiar with the investigation but is not authorized to speak about the boy’s death told The Associated Press Wednesday that Caleb Schwab was decapitated Sunday on the “Verruckt” ride at […]

Schlitterbahn to demolish world’s tallest waterslide after boy’s death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  A Kansas water park operator says the world’s tallest waterslide will be demolished following the death of a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son on the ride in August. Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said in a statement Tuesday that the “Verruckt” ride at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, will be permanently […]

Family of boy decapitated on water slide receives $20 million settlement

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – A fun outing turned into unimaginable heartbreak for the family of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab in August of last year when he was believed to be decapitated by a safety net attached to the 17-story slide he was riding at a Kansas water park. Riders could reach speeds of 50 miles-per-hour soaring down […]

3 girls hurt in Ferris wheel accident when basket overturns, dumps them out

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Three girls were injured after they fell from a Ferris wheel at a county fair in eastern Tennessee, police said Monday evening. Greeneville police Capt. Tim Davis said a basket reportedly overturned on a Greene County Fair ride and dumped the occupants out. They fell 35 to 45 feet and were taken to […]

Schlitterbahn mum on plans for water park where boy died

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The operators of a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated aren’t saying whether the attraction will open for the upcoming season. Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said Friday in an email that the Texas-based company doesn’t have an announcement “at this time” about the park where Caleb Schwab died […]

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