78-year-old conquers Lost Island speed slide - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

78-year-old conquers Lost Island speed slide

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

On a hot summer day, it's a perfect time to head to the water park, no matter what age you are.  Wednesday was the 2nd annual "Oldest Person Down Lost Soul Falls" speed slide contest at Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo. 

The winner gets a free lifetime pass to the park.  Taking home that pass Wednesday was Pete Brustkern, a 78-year-old from Gilbertville.  His wife and grandchildren celebrated the victory at the bottom of the slide.

The slide Brustkern isn't for the faint of heart.  It includes free falling at 28 feet per second—quite the thrill!

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