Schlitterbahn Critical Of Kansas Audit Of Park

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Schlitterbahn is accusing the state Department of Labor of publishing “misleading and false information” about its Kansas water park by releasing an audit from a recent state inspection.

The state inspection last week found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at the park in Kansas City, Kansas, where a 10-year-old boy died in 2016.

Spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said in an email that Schlitterbahn is addressing the bulk of the administrative and record-keeping issues raised in the department’s report ahead of the Kansas park’s scheduled seasonal opening Friday.

She also said Schlitterbahn will respond later this week with a letter “challenging the details” of the audit.

Prosapio also said the audit found no issues with rides’ functioning.

The boy who died in 2016 was decapitated on a now-closed giant waterslide.

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