Heartwrenching. A day at the waterpark turns suddenly grisly…
The height requirement to ride Verruckt is at least 54 inches tall and riders must be at least 14 years old, according to the park’s website. Riders have to climb the ride’s 264 steps to the top before taking the 168-foot plunge at 65 mph
…but reports are that
“The ride used to have an age restriction of 14 – something that was later scrapped in favor of a minimum total weight requirement per raft”
In a worrying development, the waterslide has reportedly never been inspected by the state since opening two years ago.
There are no federal inspection laws for waterparks in the U.S., and inspections are handled on a state-by-state basis. State inspectors reportedly last checked the waterpark in 2012, well before the Verruckt opened in 2014.
Read more: Daily Mail
Police will not be conducting a criminal investigation.