Kansas water park settlement gives 3 brothers lifetime payments
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A settlement reached with the family of a 10-year-old Kansas boy killed last year on a water slide will provide lifetime payments to the boy’s three brothers.
The family of Caleb Schwab reached a settlement Wednesday with the owners of Schlitterbahn Waterparks, and Zebec, the manufacturer of the raft the boy was on when he died Aug. 7 aboard the “Verruckt” slide at the water park in Kansas City, Kansas.
The amount of the settlement has not been released. The Kansas City Star, quoting a court transcript, reports that Caleb’s father, Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe, testified at a Wednesday hearing about the settlement negotiations. Caleb’s mother, Michelle, provided written testimony.
Schwab’s attorney said earlier this week additional claims will be sought against other parties.
Information from: The Kansas City Star