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KCK's Schlitterbahn Sued for Negligence 3 Times Since 2014

Sunday's death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, is the first known accident involving the park's 17-story water slide. But at least three negligence lawsuits have been filed against Schlitterbahn in the last two years. As Heartland Health Monitor’s Dan Margolies reports, none of those lawsuits involved the water slide known as Verruckt (Fah-ROOKT), the German word for insane.

The Schlitterbahn Water Park is closed but expected to reopen Wednesday. However, the Verruckt water slide will remain closed until further notice.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners, which include KCUR, KCPT Public Television, the KHI News Service and Kansas Public Radio, strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of a topic that leaves no one untouched.

Three Negligence Lawsuits Filed Against Schlitterbahn Since 2014

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