Boy Decapitated While Riding 17-Storey Waterslide
"I think they kind of realised that he was dead, so I don't think they tried to revive him."
BY LAURA BECK | Aug 15, 2016 | Fitness & Health
People who witnessed the son of a Kansas state lawmaker die on the world's largest water slide are sharing stories of the horrific day.
Last Sunday, Caleb Thomas Schwab, the 10-year-old son of Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab died while riding the Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas.
"When I heard a noise that didn't sound like it was supposed to come from that kind of ride, that's when I turned around," park-goers Jess Sanford told CNN.
"I didn't understand what was going on so I only saw Caleb sliding down the last half of the slide, and then I saw the blood," she continued. "I think they kind of realised that he was dead, so I don't think they tried to revive him."
ABC reported on Steve Castaneda, a registered nurse, said he saw the incident happening and ran to help. Warning: The video is upsetting.