Man Ventures Into Oblivion
Today saw a guest at the Alton Towers Resort venture into Oblivion’s underground section.
Occurring at around 2:20pm, the man is reported to have clambered over a fence at the point at which the ride’s trains re-emerge, before making his way down into the tunnel.
Fortunately neither the man, nor guests on the ride were hurt in the incident, though three fire crews were called to the scene to rescue the man, and the X-Sector area of the Theme Park had to be sectioned off.
Alton Towers have released the following statement regarding the incident:
“As with all our rides the area surrounding the Oblivion track is securely fenced off and ride operators reacted immediately in line with our well rehearsed safety procedures. A full investigation will now be carried out.”
The reason behind the man’s ‘adventure’ is not yet known, however his actions led to the closure of the ride for the remainder of the day, with normal operation expected to resume tomorrow.