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Kansas water park, and ex-exec faced with ‘involuntary manslaughter’ in boy’s beheading

Caleb Schwab, 10, died just over a year ago while driving the 17-story Verruckt water slide in Kansas City, Kansas.

(AP)

The company is the owner of a Kansas City water park — where the 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was beheaded while on a water slide in 2016 — has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Schlitterbahn water Park in Kansas City, Kan., was charged with more than the August 2016 death, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said on Friday. Former executive Tyler Miles was also indicted and has pleaded not guilty.

The 29-year-old former director of operations faces 19 other charges, including 12 cost of increased battery, five child endangerment charges, and two against interference with the enforcement of the law, Fox 4 reported.

Tyler Miles has pleaded not guilty after charged in connection with the death of a young boy.

(Wyandotte County Jail)

Schlitterbahn also faced with the costs of interfering with the enforcement of the law.

Court documents cite negligence during the construction of the ride.

Schwab died during the journey, the 17-story Verruckt water slide. The raft that he and two other women went to the air, making them hit a pole that supported nets designed to keep the riders safe. One of the women suffered a broken jaw and the other broke a bone in her face, Fox 4 reported.

The young boy and his family, Olathe state Rep. Scott Schwab, enjoyed a free day in the park to celebrate Legislator Day.

A spokeswoman for Schlitterbahn said the company stands by Km and is “deeply disappointed” that someone was charged for the “terrible accident.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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