TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY, KANSAS SCHLITTERBAHN SHUTTING DOWN VERRÜCKT WATER SLIDE AFTER TRAGIC CALEB SCHWAB DECAPITATION AND TIDAL WAVE OF TKC BLOG COMMUNITY DEMANDS!!!
We did it.
Or rather . . . YOU did it. Here's the top story for tonight . . .
AFTER MONTHS OF ADVOCACY FROM OUR BLOG COMMUNITY . . . WE WERE FIRST TO DEMAND THE SHUT DOWN OF THE KILLER VERRÜCKT WATERSLIDE FOLLOWING THE HORRIFIC DECAPITATION OF CALEB SCHWAB AND NOW SCHLITTERBAHN HAS ACQUIESCED TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY PROTEST!!!
Statement from the park . . .
"Once the investigation is concluded and we are given permission by the court, Verrückt will be decommissioned – closed permanently and the slide removed from the tower. In our opinion, it is the only proper course of action following this tragedy.We will, at some point in the future, announce what will be built in its place. We continue to fully cooperate with investigative teams and work with the families, their attorneys and our staff impacted by this accident."
The central figure in this horrific tragedy that ended the life of Caleb Schwab stirred an outpouring of interest for this story that eclipsed virtually every other news item during the late Summer of 2016 . . .
News aftermath . . .
KCTV5: Schlitterbahn will permanently close, take down Verruckt water slide
KSHB: Schlitterbahn KC to remove Verruckt from park
Fox4: Schlitterbahn announces intent to close Verrückt water slide following August death of Caleb Schwab
KMBC: Schlitterbahn will permanently close, take down Verruckt water slide
KCUR: After Child's Death, Schlitterbahn Will Tear Down World's Tallest Water Slide
For the record . . .
Here's our blog community ON RECORD as the FIRST IN KANSAS CITY to demand the shut down!!!
Moreover . . .
DESPITE PUSH BACK FROM KANSAS CITY JOURNALISTS . . . IT WAS THE TRAGIC DECAPITATION DEETS THAT WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SHUT DOWN IN ORDER TO REALLY DEMONSTRATE THE HORRIFIC CONSEQUENCES THE DANGEROUS RIDE!!!
Two out of three TV stations refused to even say the word DECAPITATION but this detail highlighted by OUR BLOG COMMUNITY was the INSTRUMENTAL in relaying the facts of the case while other mainstream media outlets were too timid to report the reality.