Caleb Thomas Schwab was killed on Sunday at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City.
The 10-year-old was the son of Kansas State representative Scott Schwab and his wife, Michele, who released a heartbreaking statement Sunday night.
“Since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those who he came into contact with,” the Schwabs’ said.
“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.”
The boy died while riding the Verrückt waterslide, which is billed as the world’s tallest waterslide, at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City.