By NICK FERRARO | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: August 6, 2018 at 10:24 am | UPDATED: August 7, 2018 at 3:50 am
The man who allegedly pushed an 8-year-old boy off the top of a water slide onto the concrete below had just weeks earlier bit a lifeguard at the same pool, police say.Roman Alexander Adams, 18, of Maple Grove, Minn. was charged with third-degree assault in Dakota County District Court for allegedly picking up the boy Tuesday and pushing him off the top of a waterslide at the municipal pool in Apple Valley, Minn.Roman Alexander Adams He was arrested on a warrant Wednesday at his father’s home and released from Dakota County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond.The boy broke a femur, bones in his shoulder and bones in his foot, Apple Valley police Capt. Nick Francis said Thursday.“I think this very well could have been a deadly incident,” he said. “Once we realized where this child fell from — the height which he fell from onto concrete — we were amazed that it only resulted in broken bones and other injuries. We were expecting much more internal injuries, head injuries and possible death.”
So far, two defendants have settled with the family of a 10-year-old child who died on the world’s tallest waterslide.On August 7, 2016, Caleb Schwab was riding down Verruckt, at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City waterpark, when he was killed. Details of the accident have been tightly guarded, and portrayals have ranged from a serious neck injury to a decapitation. READ MORE…
Source: Aquatics International Magazine
Schlitterbahn officials have decided to permanently close and demolish the waterslide on which the 10-year-old son of a Kansas legislator perished.On Aug. 7, Caleb Schwab was killed on Verruckt, which made records upon its opening in 2014 as the tallest waterslide in the world. The nature of the boy’s injuries are still somewhat foggy: Some reports characterized them as a neck injury, while others said the child was decapitated……….
Source: Aquatics International Magazine
he Latest on Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt Water Slide TragedyIt’s been almost three months since Caleb Schwab was killed in an accident on the Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. The 10-year-old boy died while riding Verruckt, a waterslide that was named the world’s tallest by Guinness World Records in 2014. The incident, which took place at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City August 7, still is under investigation.Here, The Kansas City Star offers the latest details on the case. Watch as the news agency outlines the science behind Verrückt and follow along as the reporter offers insight into what may have caused the accident, among other unaswered questions pertaining to the unusual case.RELATED NEWS What History Has Taught Us About Handling the Verruckt Tragedy’s AftermathAs waterpark regulations are scrutinized after a tragic water slide accident, the industry must position itself as the authority on safety. Read more Boy Dies While Riding Schlitterbahn’s Verruckt WaterslideA 10-year-old son of a Kansas state lawmaker died while riding Verruckt, a waterslide that was named the world’s tallest by the Guinness Book of World Records. Read moreVerruckt Enters Guinness Book of World RecordsRead more Tragedy Hits World’s Tallest WaterslideThe death of a 10-year-old child on Schlitterbahn’s Verruckt has raised a number of questions Read moreWorld Reacts to Schlitterbahn’s Big RevealWhen the Texas-based attractions specialist announced it was constructing the world’s tallest waterslide at its Kansas park, thrill seekers, industry watchers and even skeptics weighed in on the news via social media. Here we’ve captured some of the reactions to hit the Twitterverse last month. Read moreRead more >AdvertisementKeywords:Subject:Waterparks and Sprayparks Legal Issues SafetyConstruction SafetyMORE FROM AQUATICS INTERNATIONALatlasobscura.comMeet Vietnam’s Unique Buddhism-Themed Waterpark Aquatic Development Group Receives WWA Leading Edge Award WhiteWater’s MASSIV Water Coaster Earns Leading Edge Award www.bizjournals.comAtlantis Resorts Headed To Hawaii Mumbrella AsiaKorean Waterpark Helps Patrons Learn CPR OilPrice.comGas Station for Millionaires Includes WaterparkJOIN THE DISCUSSIONPlease read our Content Guidelines before posting0 CommentsSubscribeRSSTRENDINGThe Latest on Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt… 0 When Lightning Strikes 12 Fluidra Engineering Creates First… 0 A Corrosive Environment 1 What History Has Taught Us About Handling… 0
McPherson County boasts a slew of water parks, city pools and lakes for cooling down during summer.