Family of boy killed on Kansas waterslide to receive $20M

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, May 04 2017 May 4, 2017 Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:36:00 AM CDT May 04, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say the family of a 10-year-old boy who died on a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park will receive nearly $20 million in settlement payments.

The Kansas City Star reports that $14 million of the payment to Caleb Schwab's family will come from SVV 1 and KC Water Park. The two companies are associated with Texas-based water park company Schlitterbahn.

The rest of the money will come from the general contractor, the raft manufacturer and a company that consulted on the 17-story "Verruckt" waterslide that was dubbed the tallest in the world.

The waterslide at the park in Kansas City has been closed since Caleb's death on Aug. 7, 2016.

The settlements were announced previously, but the amount involved wasn't disclosed.

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