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Water slide tragedy: Kansas City, Kan. police say boy died of neck injury

Posted: 7:08 PM, Aug 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-08 23:50:12Z

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department released new information on the death investigation at Schlitterbahn Water Park.

KCK police said Caleb Schwab was 1 of 3 passengers riding in a boat on the Verruckt Water Slide on Sunday, August 7. An off-duty officer working at Schlitterbahn notified police dispatch an incident had occurred on the Verruckt Water Slide, and assistance was needed.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene. Police said they found Caleb dead from a fatal neck injury.

Police said the two other adult female riders in the boat sustained minor facial injuries and were transported and treated at area hospitals. They were not related to the victim.

KCK police said the incident is still under investigation.

Police also wrote in the news release:

"The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department would like to express our sincere condolences to the Schwab Family on the tragic loss of their son Caleb Schwab. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time."