Boy Aged 11 Dies after Fall from Zip Wire
Yesterday, an unnamed boy aged 11 tragically fell to his death yesterdayÂ when he plunged some 30ft in fromÂ the zip wire attraction ‘SwampFlyer’ ride at Snowdonia’s GreenWood Forest Park, which had opened just days earlier.
He was airlifted to hospital but doctors were not able to save him.
Police and safety experts immediately launched an investigation into the incident on the attraction in addition to the Health & Safety executive, and the park themselves. Park operations manager Steve Williams said: “I can confirm an 11-year-old boy has sadly passed away. He added: “All the safety kit was examined at 10am this morning in line with our safety procedure. All was in order.”
North Wales Police attended at 4.40pm. A spokesman confirmed they would also investigate.
The park’s website said the zip wire – said to be Wales’ longest at 145 metres – launched just last Monday.
It added: “It requires visitors to launch themselves off a cliff, through the tree-tops and over the swamp.”