I do not think in life there would be anything as painful as the loss of a child. I cannot place fault on anyone in this instance, because no matter how many precautions enacted there is always the unknown, when the stars align for good, but in this instance, the bad.
The 10-year-old son of a Kansas state lawmaker died Sunday on a water slide billed as the world’s largest at a water park in Kansas City, Kansas, according to officials and the boy’s family.
Authorities did not immediately identify the child who died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, but state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife released a statement saying it was their son Caleb Thomas Schwab.”Since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came in contact with,” said the statement, which asked for privacy as the family grieves.
Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said the child died on one of the park’s main attractions, Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top. The slide’s name means “insane” in German.
Under the circumstances, would you tend to think these type of slides with height and g-force might be something to look at. Maybe an age limit might be necessary, in regards to the stress put on the human body.What a tragedy, there are no words I can say to the parents. I hope they find comfort with there friends and family. What do you think?