http://riderater.co.uk/?p=1758A guest at Alton Towers today caused a major safety incident after entering the underground ride area of the Oblivion rollercoaster.
Eyewitness accounts reported a male as climbing over the safety fences and “dropping” into the rear of the underground section, where the ride’s track emerges from an underground tunnel.
He allegedly waded through the water feature which surrounds the track emergence point, and scaled the wire fencing protecting the track.
This website understands that several trains passed through the area, although the ride was eventually stopped.
The X Sector area of the park was closed off by staff, and people already in the area were reportedly moved on.
The BBC has quoted a spokesman for Alton Towers as saying: “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,” they added.
The male was reportedly uninjured in the incident, which occurred at approximately 14:20 on Tuesday.
He was rescued by three fire crews and taken to hospital nearby as a precaution.
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