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Tue Mar 27, 2018, 03:04 AM

Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry arrested in Texas on Verruckt-related charges

Jeff Henry, the co-owner of Schlitterbahn, was arrested on Monday in Cameron County, Texas, on charges related to the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy on a water slide in Kansas.

Officials in Cameron County, the southernmost county in Texas, said Henry was arrested on a Kansas warrant.

"He was arrested by U.S. Marshals out of Brownsville," Texas, said Capt. Javier Reyna of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office.

Schlitterbahn has a water park in South Padre Island, which is in the county where Henry was arrested. The U.S. Marshals Service is a federal law enforcement agency responsible for transporting prisoners across state lines.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/article206886324.html

Cross-posted in the Texas Group.

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 01:41 PM

1. Happens time and again..

Getting in too big of a hurry for all the wrong reasons


The grand jury indictment said that Henry lacked the technical expertise needed to build Verruckt and ignored warnings from consultants who said the ride was not safe while he rushed a timeline to build a thrill ride meant to impress producers of a cable television show.

The indictment also described John Schooley, the lead designer of Verruckt, as similarly lacking credentials.

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 09:43 PM

2. I read elsewhere that the owner is having financial difficulties.

That would provide the motivation to get the project constructed quickly and ignore the safety considerations.

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