Go Back  

Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
 
  #41  
Old 08-12-2016, 05:03 AM
Azimuth's Avatar
Azimuth
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:33
Woman
Join Date: Jul 2009
 
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Quoted: 3618 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss23376
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

[QUOTE=Lion-hearted Girl;5310963]Here's the images showing the body parts still on the slide, covered with 2 pieces of yellow material with the blood all around

oh fuck. Now I see it. Yuk.

__________________
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." -Nora Ephron
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Azimuth For This Useful Post:
BigFoot, labrat70, Lion-hearted Girl
  #42  
Old 08-12-2016, 10:47 AM
Lion-hearted Girl's Avatar
facta non verba
Poster Rank:31
Femme
Join Date: Feb 2012
Contributions: 56
 
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Quoted: 8381 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss23848
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrunchyCripple View Post
I thought that the red was the coloring of the end of the slide. It looks too uniform to be blood.
It looks uniform because it's mixed with the water that's sitting in there

__________________
Run, rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 08-12-2016, 03:05 PM
subhuman's Avatar
subhuman
Offline:
★☆☆☆☆
Poster Rank:268
Join Date: Sep 2013
 
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Quoted: 1916 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
7/20 7/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss3091
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

I'm not at all surprised. Last time I went on one of these types of slides at six flags I got so much air off a bump that I thought I was going to fall off (I was launched over the height of the guard rails). In a panic I thrashed around and sliced up my arm enough to need stitches.

You won't see me on one of these ever again unless the slide is tubed with an overhead.

Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to subhuman For This Useful Post:
Azimuth, Bob_Loblaw, GrandpaJoe, Lion-hearted Girl
  #44  
Old 08-12-2016, 05:49 PM
CrunchyCripple
Offline:
My Rank: MASTER SERGEANT
Poster Rank:364
Female
Join Date: May 2013
 
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 856 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 7/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss2031
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

Quote:
Originally Posted by subhuman View Post

You won't see me on one of these ever again unless the slide is tubed with an overhead.
Launching into a tubed overhead will still break your neck.

Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to CrunchyCripple For This Useful Post:
AceGoober, subhuman, Vulnavia
  #45  
Old 08-13-2016, 07:09 AM
steven lawrenson
Offline:
My Rank: PRIVATE
Poster Rank:21314
Join Date: Oct 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssssss1
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide


Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 08-14-2016, 01:02 PM
Arkoquisa's Avatar
Arkoquisa
Offline:
King of East Texas
Poster Rank:272
XY
Join Date: Dec 2010
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Quoted: 724 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 12/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss3066
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

I doubt the pricing would be very much more if those straps had a clip in set-up or a double d-ring belt buckle. Seriously, sewing in just two pieces of plastic or metal is all that you need. FFS. Plastic clips and metal loops are not expensive.

__________________
Keep Kratom Legal!
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 08-15-2016, 12:59 AM
Asgardian
Offline:
My Rank: PRIVATE
Poster Rank:6899
Join Date: Apr 2014
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 5/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss18
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

The straps aren't the problem... the *employees* were the problem. Let's be honest here, even NASA uses velcro for some restraints, and I'm sure they're in harsher environments than this ride is.

The problem is the damned employees not replacing it. Had it been replaced when it should have been, it would have acted appropriately. I rode it the first year it was open, and the straps functioned perfectly. My wife, the second year, straps functioned perfectly. But after... what?... probably 25,000 rides?... the velcro is going to lose strength and grip.




Also, let's also look at it from another perspective... Had there been an accident where the raft *flipped*... You'd want those easily detachable velcro straps. The raft is 100lb+. You don't want to be fighting the raft and loops, buckles, latches and all that.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Asgardian For This Useful Post:
DanielleMiriya
  #48  
Old 08-15-2016, 02:27 AM
labrat70's Avatar
labrat70
Offline:
My Rank: PRIVATE
Poster Rank:5657
Female
Join Date: Feb 2011
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 12/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss26
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

thanks to all who pointed out the TWO body bags... Answers the question I had on the "decapitation". People dont realize that you can be decapitated but still have your head connected to your body, and YES, numerous people have actually survived decapitation. Decapitation is a medical term for when your atlas vertebra becomes separated from the skull. So it doesnt always indicated a severed head. But apparently in this case, it was the case.

I remember reading his father (or mother) was next to him on the ride? How much therapy will he need....like years....many, many, many fucking years of therapy....

Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 08-17-2016, 06:15 AM
Desensitisation's Avatar
Desensitisation
Offline:
My Rank: SERGEANT MAJOR
Poster Rank:202
Join Date: Mar 2010
 
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 495 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss4416
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

Quote:
Originally Posted by labrat70 View Post
thanks to all who pointed out the TWO body bags... Answers the question I had on the "decapitation". People dont realize that you can be decapitated but still have your head connected to your body, and YES, numerous people have actually survived decapitation. Decapitation is a medical term for when your atlas vertebra becomes separated from the skull. So it doesnt always indicated a severed head. But apparently in this case, it was the case.

I remember reading his father (or mother) was next to him on the ride? How much therapy will he need....like years....many, many, many fucking years of therapy....
Parents were on the ground along with sibling. Two other women were immediately behind him on the ride, and were injured by his flying head and body.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Desensitisation For This Useful Post:
Vulnavia
  #50  
Old 08-18-2016, 04:13 PM
33whiskey's Avatar
33whiskey
Offline:
My Rank: PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
Poster Rank:3846
Female
Join Date: Aug 2014
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 5/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss51
Re: Child Dies at Kansas Schlitterbahn on World's Tallest Water Slide

The girls that were on the ride with him are coming out to speak about it now. I feel so awful for everyone involved, that's not something any of the will ever forget seeing

https://gma.yahoo.com/2-women-same-r...opstories.html

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 33whiskey For This Useful Post:
DanielleMiriya, kellyhound

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO