A 10-year-old boy has died, following an accident on a waterslide, billed as the world’s largest, in the US state of Kansas.
A 10-year-old boy has died on a waterslide, billed as the world’s biggest, in the US state of Kansas.
A spokeswoman for the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City said it was saddened by the death and the park had been closed pending an investigation.
The incident happened on Sunday on the Verrueckt ride, which drops users almost 169 feet (52 metres) at 65mph (105kph) in a three-person raft.
No details were immediately given about the circumstances of the incident.
However, Kansas police have said it is being treated as an accident.