10-year old Kansas boy killed while riding world's tallest/fastest water slide :(

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  1. Pelican

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    Saw this the other day when it happened but they just today announced that he was decapitated.

    What a shitty year/summer this has been.

    Awful.

    https://www.google.com/amp/abcnews.go.com/amp/US/kansas-water-park-witness-describes-horrific-scene-boy/story?id=41203463?client=safari

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    https://www.google.com/amp/www.people.com/people/article/amp/0,,21023453,00.html?client=safari

    :tebow:
     
  2. Dairy Queen

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    He'll never be the head of a major corporation
     
  3. Hoss Bonaventure

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  4. Biship

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    Kc tmb ers thread
     
  5. Pelican

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    I know. But no one really reads that.
     
  6. dukebuckeye

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    He'll never be the head of a water park.

    Seriously though, that sucks for the family and anyone that saw the incident.
     
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  7. Baron

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    damn that is awful
     
  8. I'll Give You Asthma

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    My brother invited me to go there on that day with him and his 3yr old.

    Crazy
     
  9. TC

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    So this explains yesterday when I went to google "water polo" and "water slide death" autofilled as I was typing
     
  10. Eric The Viking

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    How can we blame this on Ohio or Florida?
     
  11. RoyalShocker

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    Glad you shared so we could participate in the misery, bud
     
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  12. Pelican

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    You are welcome.
     
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  13. Bo Pelinis

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    His head fell off? I've had it with this dump! What are we doing here Harry?
     
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  14. MANPOW

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    I almost drowned on a water slide at Carowinds. I got water launched into my throat as I was going down and started choking. I couldn't breathe as more and more started flowing in. Since I was choking and couldn't breathe I was opening my mouth and injesting more water till it became a snowball effect. I finally launched into the pool and resurfaced out of the water like a newborn from the womb. Snot, coughing, maybe some tears(from choking obvi) and alot of looks from the surrounding kids.

    I was 27.
     
  15. Houndster

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    Fuck water slides.

    I feel like I'm always on the verge of flying out of the open ones.
     
  16. TC

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    That sounds terrifying. Glad you didn't die :gays:
     
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  17. RoyalShocker

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    Holy god I'm in tears laughing at this post
     
  18. 941Gator

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    we're both involved, trust me.
     
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  19. Phil Connors

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    RIP
     
  20. FuckSudan

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    Yea, he was pretty old.
     
  21. jorge

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    Watching people die is not fun
     
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  22. Bo Pelinis

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    Pretty sure I read that 2 non-related ladies were on the slide raft with him. That's horrific.
     
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  23. MANPOW

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    That's the one I don't mind telling people about because hey water slide is somewhat adventurous. The other near death experience from choking involves driving, Wendy's fries, and a poorly timed merge lane :ohdear:
     
  24. BuckeyeRiot

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    I'm taking my nephews to a waterpark in Ohio tomorrow, does that count?
     
  25. Z

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    I saw the pictures of the slide, how did he get decapitated?

    Horrible story.
     
  26. Bo Pelinis

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    There's two separate nets above the slide. Not sure if the raft drifted up inside the net or in between and they ran into the front of the 2nd net, though.
     
  27. brolift

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    Injesting
     
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  28. AIP

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    Great, taking my son to a water park in a few weeks, the wife will shoot this one down
     
  29. RoyalShocker

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    His head fell off :(
     
  30. DuffandMuff

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    This water slide was insane to begin with. The original opening date was delayed so they could change the profile of the second hill as it was ejecting sandbag filled rafts during test runs.

    The designer of the ride (also park owner) admitted that his calculations were way off and that they were using rollercoaster physics when designing it. They went through a couple different variations of braking systems in an effort to get the floats to slow down the first drop.
     
  31. Pelican

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    Here's a video to give you a better idea what the netting is like. Toward the end there's a short clip of the sandbags DuffandMuff is talking about.

     
  32. TC

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    100% friedskillet was the driver on that one right
     
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  33. DuffandMuff

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    Here is a before and after of what the second hill looked like. Lol at the idiot who thought a 70mph raft would be able to crest that original hill without taking flight.

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  34. MANPOW

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    I was driving... and choking... and panicking... and pulling over into the part where the merge lane no longer becomes you know...a merge lane.
    Before you ridicule there is a reason Wendy's changed their fries ok.
     
  35. Tony Perkis

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    Way to make this thread about you
     
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  36. Tony Perkis

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    Looks like some shit I used to build on Rollercoaster Tycoon just to watch the people die
     
  37. brolift

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    Weight required not met
     
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  38. tmbrules

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    How did it ever pass inspection? I'm assuming it had to be certified by the state right?
     
  39. MANPOW

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    I have another choking incident I could talk about. What to hear it?
     
  40. MANPOW

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    I'm talking about your mother Tony. Your mother.
     
  41. One Two

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    Yeah if the required weight is over 400 lbs I'm guessing a 10 year old kid and two girls isn't going to get near that.

    Weight requirement not met? Kid went airborne and got his head ripped off at 70 mph by metal mesh on a family trip to a park? Legal and settlement expenses are going to be bad for the park.
     
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  42. Celemo

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    Back in the day I met a nice girl from Lee's Summit at Oceans of Fun. She let me fingerblast her in the wave tank. Therefore, MO waterparks > KS waterparks. Plus nobody died
     
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  43. Redav

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    How much do you think 10 year olds weigh... And women in Kansas?
     
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  44. One Two

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    Apparently collectively not enough to prevent going airborne and having their heads get caught up in metal netting on this water slide.
     
  45. Whammy Business

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    I'm guessing whatever 16 year old they had working at the top couldn't accurately estimate the weight of a 10-year-old boy and two women.
     
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  47. Taggart & Baggart

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    Scared of heights so there's no way in hell I'd ever climb that 17 story platform in the first place :smug:
     
  48. wes tegg

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    Yeah, that sandbag video would fuck them pretty hard at trial. This is a eight digit settlement value case, easy.
     
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  49. wes tegg

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    Seems a bit reckless to have a 3-seater raft with a minimum weight requirement of 400 lbs when the consequence of not meeting it is decapitation...
     
  50. CraigAnne Conway

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    The jokes make me giggle, but I giggle even more when I think of how some of the people posting them would be reacting if this was a 19 year old black guy killed by cops after trying to kill them.