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Old 08-12-2016, 05:03 AM
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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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....

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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.

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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

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