News

Ride the world’s tallest water slide

Ride the world’s tallest water slide

INSANE RIDE:At 17 stories tall, the Verruckt packs a wet and wild punch. Photo: YouTube

Engineers are still working on the final touches of the thrice-delayed Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, but released this footage showing that it’s safe to ride.

Waterpark designer Jeff Henry and ride engineer John Schooley are the first – and so far, only – people to have conquered the Verruckt, which is German for “insane.”

The 17-story, 168-foot-tall water slide was scheduled to open in May but was pushed back to June 5 and then again to June 29. So far, it has not opened to the public and an opening date hasn’t been announced.

Guinness World Records certified it as the world’s tallest water slide in April.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

Damarrian tb

today in News

UPDATE: Endangered Child Alert lifted 10-year-old Clarksville boy home safe

UPDATE: Damarrian Kelly was returned home at 5:00 a.m. Endangered Child Alert lifted CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An Endangered Child…

Old-Bank-of-America-Site

yesterday in Lifestyle, News

Downtown civic plaza site ready for demolition

Demolition is expected to start within a week on the old Bank of America building for the new civic plaza.

police-SUV-car-lights

yesterday in Crime, News

Fight leads to shooting at Heritage Park

Nearby Kenwood schools were locked down for a short time but the shooting did not involve the schools.

walmart

yesterday in News

Police: Man tried to persuade woman to get in truck at Walmart

Police encourage citizens to call 911 to report suspicious activity.

merriweather

yesterday in Crime, News

Homicide suspect accused of drowning girlfriend in bathtub

32-year-old Demetris Merriweather has been charged with criminal homicide.