The Latest: Boy’s death at water park prompts GoFundMe page


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 10-year-old boy at a Kansas City, Kansas, water park (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a Kansas lawmaker’s family cover funeral expenses for a 10-year-old son who died at a water park in Kansas City, Kansas.

The campaign set up for the family of state Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe had raised more than $15,000 by late Monday morning.

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission was having a short meeting Monday to discuss whether state campaign finance laws apply to the effort. Executive Director Carol Williams said the commission received numerous inquiries from lobbyists who want to donate.

Authorities and family members say 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab died Sunday at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio says the boy died on what the park bills as the world’s largest water slide.

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1 a.m.

Officials are investigating the death of a young Kansas boy on a water slide that is billed as the world’s largest.

Authorities and family members say 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab died Sunday at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. Schwab was the son of state Rep. Scott Schwab.

Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio says the boy died on one of the park’s main attractions, Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top.

No specific details about what led to Caleb’s death have been provided.

The park will be closed Monday, and the ride will be closed pending the investigation.

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