Schlitterbahn settles with family of boy killed on Verruckt

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The family of the 10-year-old Olathe boy killed last summer at Schlitterbahn water park has reached a civil settlement with the park’s owner. Caleb Schwab was riding the Verrückt water slide in Kansas City, Kan., last August when he was killed.

Read more from The Kansas City Star.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:12 PM

275 pounds.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:10 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if the extreme weight in the back caused the raft to do a wheelie of sorts over the hump. They probably should have loaded the rafts with a limit of a lesser rear weight bias.

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:36 AM

That's my go to hypothesis of what happened without any other information.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Monday, January 16, 2017 12:37 AM
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Monday, January 16, 2017 8:06 PM

The article makes reference that the terms of the settlement will be released as part of the settlement agreement. If this is true, this is very uncommon and it will be interesting to hear the details.

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Monday, January 16, 2017 9:25 PM

That's assuming that the other attorneys and the court can agree on that. There appears that there is going to be a lot more to this as well as other litigation. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for an announcement.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:41 AM

Looks like the settlement gives his three brothers payments for life, although the amount hasn't been released as far as I can tell.

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