Child’s death at Kansas Schlitterbahn water park investigated

(CNN) Kansas state cops are examining the death of a kid Sunday on a water slide at the Schlitterbahn theme park.

The kid passed away while riding the Verrckt, the world’s highest water slide, stated spokesperson Winter Prosapio.
      The park in Kansas City, Kansas, has actually been closed for the examination, she stated.


      No other information were right away launched about the kid.
      Thousands of kids are injured every year on amusement trips, according to a 2013 research study by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, which analyzed information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

      Head and neck injuries were the most typical at 28%, with 1.5%of the injuries needing hospitalization, the research study stated.
      Consumer Product Safety Commission data for 2015 are not offered, however an evaluation of the raw information discovered 45,000 injuries related to amusement trips and water slides across the country ; about 30,000 of these cases included those under age 18.
      Verrckt, 17 stories high– greater than Niagara Falls– moves riders at 50 miles per hour. It’s name equates as “outrageous” in German.
      Its height of 168 feet 7 inches is 5 feet taller than the previous record holder, a water slide at a Rio de Janeiro nation club. Verrckt was integrated in Kansas City since it didn’t have a height constraint , its designer John Schooley informed CNN when it opened in July 2014.
      Jeff Henry, owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, was at an exhibition and chose he wished to construct the highest, fastest water slide at one of his 5 Schlitterbahn theme park, Schooley stated.

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