Two women in water slide raft with Caleb Schwab not ready to talk about what they remember


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HAYS, Kan. — Two northwest Kansas women injured in the accident at Schlitterbahn water park that killed Caleb Schwab, 10, are back home and recovering emotionally and physically.

The women are sisters from a small town near the Nebraska-Kansas state line. The husband of one of the women told FOX 4 and The Hays Daily News that they are not yet comfortable about describing the accident.

The two women were grouped in a raft with Caleb. They were on vacation in Kansas City on Sunday.

Both women were taken to a local hospital with injuries after the accident, where they remained for four to five hours, and left with instructions to see a specialist.

The man told The Hays Daily News on Tuesday his wife needed eight stitches in her chin and suffered a broken jaw. They were planning to go to a specialist in Nebraska on Wednesday to see if the jaw needed wired shut. His sister-in-law needed five stitches above her left eye and had bruising on her eyeball and a fracture under her eye.

“We’re getting a lot of support from everyone,” he said, about the town where they live.

For now, they wish to remain anonymous.



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