KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The child who died at a Kansas City, Kansas, water park has been identified as the son of a state lawmaker.
Authorities did not immediately identify the boy who died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Sunday, but Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife released a statement saying it was their son Caleb Thomas Schwab.
The statement thanked the community for an “outpouring of support and compassion” after his sudden death. It asks for privacy as the family grieves.
Officials said the boy died on the park’s main attraction, the Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide.