Nearly a year after a 10-year-old boy fell to his death on a waterslide in Kansas, his family received a $20 million settlement from various companies, WSB-TV reported.
Caleb Schwab died last year during an accident on the Verruckt slide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City, Kansas.
The local broadcaster reported that the family will get:
- $14 million from SVV1 and KC Water Park
- $5 million from Henry & Sons, the general contractor that built Verruckt
- $500,000 from Zebec of North America, the company that made the raft for the ride
- $232,125 from National Aquatics Safety Company and the founder, John Hunsucker. The company consulted on the Verruckt
Caleb is believed to have died from a fatal neck wound—possibly decapitation, it was reported. He was riding in a raft with two adults when the accident occurred.
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The boy was at the park for a special day recognizing elected officials in the area, the NY Daily News reported.
Caleb’s father, Scott Schwab, who is a member of the Kansas House of Representative, has previously claimed that his son died because “someone was negligent.”