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Investigation underway over water slide death

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>> Park officials are investigating how a young boy died on what's billed as the world's tallest waterslide.>> We honestly don't know what's happened, that's why a full investigation is necessary. We have to understand what's happened.>> Caleb Thomas Schwab, the young son of Kansas lawmaker Scott Schwab, died in an apparent accident while riding the Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, on Sunday.
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Riders on the Verruckt are strapped into a raft that has room for three people and dives 17 stories in a near vertical descent before getting propelled back up five stories by rushing water and plunging a second time to it's end. The park was closed Monday as an investigation gets underway.
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Police said in a brief statement officers were working on an apparent accident death investigation at the waterpark but gave no further details.