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Designer of Waterslide Arrested at Airport

John Schooley drew up 17-story ride on which a boy died in 2016

(Newser) - The designer of the world's tallest waterslide—on which the 10-year-old son of a Kansas state lawmaker was decapitated in 2016—has been arrested. John Schooley, who drew up the 17-story attraction at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, was taken into custody Tuesday at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport... More »

Company Co-Owner Jailed Over Ride That Decapitated Boy

Co-owner, ride designer charged with murder in death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab

(Newser) - A water park company co-owner accused of making a spur of the moment decision to build the world's tallest waterslide and rushing it into service, and a designer accused of shoddy planning, were charged Tuesday in the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on the ride... More »

World's Tallest Water Slide to Close for Good After Death

Schlitterbahn water park's 168-foot Verruckt slide to be taken down

(Newser) - The 10-year-old son of a Kansas lawmaker died on the world's tallest water slide this summer, and that ride is now closed for good. Caleb Schwab, the son of state Rep. Scott Schwab, suffered a "fatal neck injury" Aug. 7 on the 168-foot Verruckt slide at the Schlitterbahn... More »

What It's Like to Test Earth's Most Insane Water Slide

Kansas City's crazy 'Verruckt' slide tests first people

(Newser) - If climbing up 264 steps, strapping yourself into an inflatable raft with Velcro, and plummeting 17 stories at speeds of up to 65mph isn’t your thing—well, just be glad you’re not the human guinea pigs doing a first run on the Verruckt , said by io9 to be... More »

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