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Accident on Splash Canyon

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by elephant58, May 9, 2017.

  1. elephant58

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    Drayton have said on their Facebook page that there's been an incident on Splash Canyon. Emergency services have been called and the ride in obviously closed. Sorry I don't know how to link it on my phone.
     
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    Oh dear, hope no one is seriously hurt, any thoughts/news on what could have happened?
     
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    People on twitter are saying that someone fell out of one the boats, however no official statements have been made yet.
     
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    Just what the UK industry needs, another accident. Hope he's OK, obviously.
     
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    Tweet from BBC Radio Stoke, containg a statement from the West Midlands Ambulance Service:
     
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    I really hope there are no fatalities and that it's not anything like the accident at Dreamworld last year.
     
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    Statement from Staffordshire Police:

    "Superintendent Carl Ratcliffe, of Staffordshire Police, said:

    We were called at 2.25pm this afternoon (9 May) to reports that a child had fallen from a water ride at Drayton Manor Park.

    The girl, believed to be 11-years-old from the Leicester area, has been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

    Her parents have been informed and are being supported by officers.

    The HSE have been informed of the incident."

    https://www.staffordshire.police.uk...&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter
     
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    Think that you just did that.
     
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    True, but I meant more by the media, the do like to bring related subjects up, we might even get a Vicky Balch interview about the incident.:(
     
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    Just been announced that she has died this afternoon after being air lifted.

    Tragic news, thoughts to everyone involved.
     
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    From the West Midlands Ambulance Service:

    "An 11-year-old girl has died following an incident at Drayton Manor Theme Park this afternoon.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a patient who had fallen into water at 2.18pm.

    An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response paramedic, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, were sent to the scene. The first resource was on scene within seven minutes.

    A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a girl with serious injuries who had been rescued from the water by park staff.

    “Ambulance staff administered advanced life support before the girl was flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor continuing treatment en-route.

    “Unfortunately, shortly after arrival at hospital it became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased."

    https://officialwmas.wordpress.com/...-fatal-injuries-in-incident-at-drayton-manor/
     
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    Thoughts go out to the family and witnesses, always horrible to have your child die before you, especially on what is meant to be a fun day out.

    Any thoughts on the cause?
     
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    And on a school trip as well

    No word on what caused the accident yet, but the park is supposed to be giving a press conference soon
     
  18. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Awful news. Thoughts to the victim's friends and family.

    The UK doesn't need another accident, especially a fatal one. Hopefully this gets sorted out soon.

    Sent from my VS820 using Tapatalk
     
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    I'm guessing the most likely would be she stood up. This is really bad though, RIP.
    Do you reckon drowning was the cause? I hope so, because at least it wasn't be better than any blunt trauma type injuries I guess.
     
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    I agree she may have stood up and fallen out, and consequently been either struck by the boat and knocked unconscious, causing her to fall below the water, or she might have been simply pushed over by the boat and under, either way both sad.
     

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