Schlitterbahn Co-owner Arrested in South Texas on Charges Related to Boy's Waterslide Decapitation

One of the owners of Schlitterbahn was arrested in South Texas on Monday on charges stemming from the investigation of the decapitation of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide at the company's Kansas park.Jeffrey Wayne Henry, 62, was apprehended in Cameron County, which borders Mexico, by U.S. Marshals, The Kansas City Star reported. A 47-page indictment unsealed Friday alleges that the New Braunfels-based water-park company ignored doubts about the safety of the 17-story Verruckt ride in the run-up to its opening in 2014 as the world's tallest waterslide. Schlitterbahn and its director of operations, Tyler Austin Miles, were named in the indictment.Ten-year-old Caleb Schwab, the son of a Kansas state legislator, died on the Verruckt on Aug. 7, 2016, when the raft he was riding with two women went airborne. He struck a metal hoop that held the ride's safety netting and was decapitated.  Continue reading...

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