Woman & Grand Daughter Thrown from Log Flume
A 58 woman and her 4 year old grand daughter have sustained serious injuries after being thrown from the ‘River Jungle’ Log Flume ride on Bridlington sea-front fairground yesterday.
Medics from the Yorkshire air ambulance airlifted the woman to hospital following the incident, which is thought to have occurred when the log flume jammed. This is the second incident on an amusement park ride in the last week, Â after a boy fell from ‘Excalibur 2′ at Camelot earlier this week.
Crowds looked on in horror at the accident at 3.28pm on Sunday. Witnesses described seeing the ride jam on its rails then restart, “flipping” the pair from the carriage. An investigation has been launched.
It is reported that the woman may have received a leg amputation before being air lifted to hospital.
Councillor Cyril Marsburg, the mayor of Bridlington, said: “The lady and her granddaughter were on the log flume water splash. It came down and was there was no water there. It hit the bottom and they were both thrown out.”
“I’m quite surprised there were no safety belts on the ride. Had there been, they would not have been thrown out.”
Log flume rides are a popular attraction and traditional logs do not have any type of restraint. However, Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures revised the height restriction on their log flumes for the 2011 season from a 0.9m accompanied to a minimum 1.2m.
This is terrible news for the industry, and we hope all involved make a speedy recovery. We will keep you