The family of the boy who was tragically killed while riding a giant waterslide at Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark say they want one thing: to make sure this never happens again.
Ten-year-old Caleb Scwab was killed earlier this year after he suffered a fatal neck injury on the slide.
'On behalf of the Schwabs, Todd Scharnhorst and I have been working in conjunction with Schlitterbahn and their attorneys in permanently decommissioning the slide and ensuring that it is eventually torn down,' attorney Michael C. Rader wrote in a statement to PEOPLE. 'The slide cannot be torn down until all investigations and potential civil litigation has concluded.'
Last week, Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts issued a statement saying the ride would be demolished.
'All of us at Schlitterbahn have been heartbroken over the tragedy that occurred on Verrückt. In our 50 years of providing an environment for families and friends to gather, we’ve never experienced this kind of devastating event,' the park’s statement to PEOPLE read. 'The safety of our staff and our guests is our top priority. We are parents and grandparents ourselves and many of us have ridden Verrückt with our own children and grandchildren over the years it operated.'