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Erica Conrad of Linwood, Kan., her family and friends rode the Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn water park last summer. As the raft carrying her husband, a 12-year-old cousin and a friend neared the end of the ride, the friend noticed that the straps securing him had come undone. Conrad said she wanted to share their experience to help with the investigation of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab's death Sunday on the water slide. Photos courtesy of Erica Conrad; water slide video courtesy Jancey Duckworth. Jill Toyoshiba jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com
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