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Police: Kansas boy suffered fatal neck injury on waterslide

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By JIM SUHR
Associated Press
  
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City, Kansas, police say a 10-year-old boy who was killed while riding the world's tallest water slide died of a neck injury.
  
Police say Caleb Schwab was one of three passengers riding in a boat Sunday on the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark.
  
According to a police statement, an off-duty officer working at the water park notified dispatch of the accident around 2:30 p.m. Emergency responders arrived to find the boy dead in a pool at the end of the ride.
  
Police say two women who also were in the boat -- but not related to the boy -- sustained minor facial injuries and were treated at area hospitals.

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