The co-owner of the Kansas City water park where a 10-year-old boy was killed in 2016 was arrested on Monday on charges relating to the child's death.
Jeff Henry, the 62-year-old co-owner of the Schlitterbahn water park, was arrested on 12 counts of aggravated battery and five counts of aggravated child endangerment.
Caleb Schwab died on August 7th, 2016 while riding the Veruckt, a 17-story attraction that was billed as the world's tallest water slide when it opened in 2014. He was killed when the raft he was in with two female riders caught air and hit a metal support pole holding netting that is designed to keep passengers from flying out of the ride. Caleb was decapitated in the accident and the two women were seriously injured.
Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said in a statement. "We as a company and as a family will fight these allegations and have confidence that once the facts are presented it will be clear that what happened on the ride was an unforeseeable accident."