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Boy dies on ‘world’s largest’ water slide in Kansas

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WATCH ABOVE: A 10-year-old boy is dead following an accident on the Verruckt ride at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City on Sunday.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to show the boy was 10 years old, not 12. 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A 10-year-old boy has died on a Kansas water slide billed as the world’s largest.

Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Cameron Morgan says the boy died Sunday at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark spokeswoman Winter Prosapio says the child died on the park’s main attraction, the Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide. Speeds down the ride can reach 70 mph.

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Police and Prosapio did not provide details of how the child died or the child’s identity.

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Prosapio says the park was closed Sunday and would also be closed Monday while the death is investigated.

The park’s website says Verruckt is the largest water slide in the world, and riders must be at least 54 inches tall.

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