Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Justice!!!! Schlitterbahn to close and remove Verruckt death machine!!!
KCTV 5 reported it as their lead story at 6pm today.
The results of the investigation must have been brutal! Waiting for more details tomorrow, but here is Steve Vockrodt's initial report in the STAR. (Just last week, he and I had speculated on whether the report would be buried and the victims paid for their silence.)
KC STAR reports Verruckt removal, three minutes after TV5 broke the story at 6pm
Schlitterbahn can never compensate Scott Schwab's family for the decapitation of their sweet son, Caleb. But this is the right thing to do.
That slide was a blight on the landscape.
I hope someone goes after the man, the son of the original owners of the water park, and send him to prison. This was his doing. He was so desperate to be the lead story on XTreme Sports cable show that he committed to building the world's tallest water slide. With insufficient planning and design time. Without telling his family/business partners. Without knowing how to do it safely. And according to a local engineer, he ignored phone calls from a structural engineer who tried to warn him--the design was defective, and would kill ejected passengers.
More to follow.
TV5 breaks story: Schlitterbahn says Verruckt will be coming down