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OMG, the girl at Kentucky Kingdom only lost her feet.

Posted: 8/10/16 at 1:56:11 PM
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A 10-year-old boy who died on a water slide in Kansas City, Kansas, suffered a fatal neck injury, officials said, as a witness recounted the "horrific scene" and the "panic" that erupted in the wake of the incident last Sunday.

Esteban Castaneda told ABC News he first heard a "boom" on Schlitterbahn Waterpark's Verruckt water slide, which is promoted as the world's tallest.

He then saw a raft come through, and "immediately after the raft ... you see a body," he said.

He said there were two women sitting in the back of the raft with blood on them.

Castaneda, who said he hasn't been interviewed by police, said that he started running toward the slide, then heard a lifeguard yelling and a boy screaming hysterically.

Castaneda saw the young victim, Caleb Schwab, lying in the water, but he said a lifeguard told him, "There's nothing you can do."

Police said Caleb suffered a fatal neck injury. The two women in his raft, who were not related to Caleb, suffered minor injuries, police said.