Family Pastor of Boy Killed On Water Slide Says He ‘Believed In His Savior Jesus’


The 10-year-old son of Kansas state representative Scott Schwab was killed while riding the world’s tallest water slide at a Kansas City water park in the latest in a string of disturbing amusement park accidents.

The parents of Caleb Schwab, Republican state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife, Michele, thanked the public for the “outpouring of support and compassion.”

Pastor Clint Sprague, the spokesperson for the Schwab family, said they’re heartbroken. He said Caleb was a hugger who loved his parents, sports and Jesus.

In a statement released by the pastor, the couple wrote of their son: “Since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those who he came in contact with. As we try and mend our home with him no longer with us, we are comforted knowing he believed in his Savior, Jesus, and they are forever together now. We will see him another day.”

“Your continued prayers are welcome and appreciated. We appreciate your understanding of our family’s need for privacy during this difficult time of grieving,” they added.

The boy’s funeral is scheduled to take place Friday, according to ABC 7 News.

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Lorie Johnson