KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A 12-year-old boy has died at a water park in Kansas City, Kansas was the son of Kansas State Rep. Scott Schwab.
Authorities did not immediately identify the boy who died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Sunday, but Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife released a statement saying it was their son Caleb Thomas Schwab.
The statement thanked the community for an “outpouring of support and compassion” after his sudden death. It asks for privacy as the family grieves.
Officials said the boy died on the park’s main attraction, the Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide.
Family has confirmed, the boy who died on the Verruckt slide was 12 yr old Caleb Schwab, son of KS Rep Scott Schwab pic.twitter.com/Gf5f5am73i
— Megan Brilley (@meganbrilley) August 8, 2016
UPDATE: 12-year-old boy dies on Verruckt, 'World's Tallest Waterslide', at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City https://t.co/FDZENT1TeC
— FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) August 7, 2016
Officers working an apparent accident death investigation at Schlitterbahn. No other details at this time.
— KCKPD (@KCKPDChief) August 7, 2016