Devastating New Details About the Women Who Were in the Same Boat as the Water Slide Victim


From Cosmopolitan

After a 10-year-old boy was fatally injured while riding a 168-foot-tall water slide in Kansas City, Kansas, last Sunday, heartbreaking new details have emerged about the women who were in the boat with him when the accident occurred.

According to the Hays Daily News, the two other passengers on the raft with Kansas Rep. Scott Schwab’s son, Caleb Thomas, were sisters-in-law on vacation from a small town near the Nebraska border. While both wished to remain anonymous, they revealed they had both sustained serious injuries following the accident on Schlitterbahn Waterpark’s Verrückt, allegedly the tallest water slide in the world.

As one of the women’s husbands explained, one passenger broke her jaw and had to get eight stitches on her chin, and is still waiting to find out if she will need to get her jaw wired shut or if it will be able to heal properly on its own. The other woman received a fracture on her cheekbone, bruising to her eyeball, and had to get five stitches over her left eye.

While the accident has obviously caused a lot of distress for both, they claim to have received a ton of support from their hometown. They are also not yet ready to talk about what they experienced and saw on the ride itself.

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