Crane arrives for Verruckt slide demolition

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Caleb Schwab, 10, was killed while riding the Verruckt water slide in August 2016.
Demolition of the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn is a step closer to beginning. A crane arrived at the park to assist in the teardown process.
A park official tells KMBC 9 News the crane is there as the park starts on the next stage of the deconstruction of the ride. It will still be some time before the deconstruction begins.
Two Kansas water park maintenance workers were acquitted on Oct. 18 of impeding an investigation into the death of Schwab, who was decapitated while riding the waterslide.

The most serious charges in Caleb’s death have been filed against one of Schlitterbahn’s owners, Jeff Henry, Verruckt designer John Schooley and general contractor Henry & Sons Constructions. Each is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated endangerment of a child. Another employee is charged with involuntary manslaughter. They have all pleaded not guilty.


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