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Kansas Family to Receive $20 Million in Boy’s Waterslide Death

The family of a Kansas boy who was killed in a waterslide accident last summer is set to receive $20 million after settling their case against Schlitterbahn.

Details of the Fatal Waterslide Accident

According to Reuters, 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab died of a neck injury in August 2016 while on the Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. The boys body was found at the finish of the ride.

Caleb, the son of state representative Scott Schwab, was on the ride with two women when the tragic accident occurred. Both women sustained minor injuries.

Caleb’s death sparked new legislation which seeks to tighten restriction on amusement park rides. In November, Schlitterbahn announced the ride would be closed and eventually torn down.

Breakdown of the Schlitterbahn Settlement

$14 million of the settlement will be paid out by SVV 1 and KC Water Park, two companies associated with Schlitterbahn.

Other parties include the company that constructed the waterslide and the maker of the raft used on the slide.

The Schwab family has not commented on the settlement.

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