Seven hospitalized after catastrophic ride failure
(August 30, 2011) - At Botton's amusement park in Skegness, Linconshire, England, an amusement ride malfunction left seven riders hospitalized. The accident involved a ride called Surf Rider, which consists of a vertical arm that rotates 360 degrees through the air. A gondola attached to one end of the arm is designed to remain horizontal throughout the ride, keeping passengers upright. Somehow, the gondola crashed into the ground in a vertical position.
Firefighters used a hydraulic platform and ropes to bring all 22 riders to safety.
Injuries included whiplash and bruises. One woman suffered serious head injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.
The park announced plans to remove the ride.
UPDATE: All of the injured riders were released from the hospital.
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