The World’s Tallest Water Slide Was a Terrible, Tragic Idea

At nearly 169 feet tall, Verrückt was taller than Niagara Falls. Riders flew down the world's tallest water slide at 70 miles per hour, challenging the laws of physics. Then, on August 7, 2016, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated on the ride. What went wrong to cause such a horrific tragedy?

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+2 1. 01nvr commented 97 days ago

Not heard of this before, but the video didn't really explain how it happened.. So here's a wiki link with more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verr%C3%BCckt_(water_slide)#Fatal_incident
Pretty bad all round really.
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+1 2. ComentAtor commented 97 days ago

i hate waterslides... and i don't take my kids there.. and they hate me

had an accident twice ... as a teenager broke my nose.. and once in my early thirties i flew out and fell back in with multiple bruises and bumps
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+1 3. Judge-Jake commented 97 days ago

Absolutely awful for the family of the poor child. And nobody went to jail!!
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0 4. thundersnow commented 96 days ago

Sounds like a lot of safety issues were left unaddressed. The usual thoughts and prayers are just so worthless. :|