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On 12/10/2019 at 9:30 PM, Stuntman707 said:

A bit overblown as a headline. "More people will die on UK theme park rides"

 

 

All of the local 'live' sites are absolute shitrags of the highest order. They are the very definition of clickbait and sadly people fall for it and click away. Drives me insane.

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Three injured, one critically, in ride incident at Fudstock in Barrow.

https://www.lancs.live/news/local-news/three-injured-one-critically-ride-21429453

Reports on Twitter are suggesting that the ride involved is a Waltzer; potentially a restraint failure by the sounds of one report although that is purely speculation at this stage. Hope everyone makes a full recovery.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10651331/Teen-dies-fall-Florida-amusement-park-ride.html

 

Absolutely awful news.

 

This is the world's tallest drop tower ride - it does feature seats that tilt you forward and I wonder if that had a part to play in this here. You have to wonder if the restraint was pulled down far enough. Be careful if looking on Twitter because the video is out there and currently not flagged as sensitive 😞

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This is absolutely awful.

 

I unfortunately saw the video this morning before I had really realised this had happened and it's been haunting me ever since.

Really, really horrible thing to happen to the poor guy and everyone who witnessed it.

 

I don't want to watch it again to confirm but it does look like the gondola hit the brakes towards the bottom of the drop, and the poor lad simply slipped out underneath the restraint at huge speed.

 

It hasn't even been 18 months since the previous victim fell to their death from the Star Flyer in the same death trap park.

Makes me wonder how seriously safety has been taken at Icon Park...

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^Yep, different parts are run by different companies.

 

I saw the video yesterday and it...yeah. Wish I hadn't seen it.

 

Regardless of what caused the incident, I don't even want to imagine what anyone involved is going through. From those who know the person, to those watching, to those on the ride. Whatever they're feeling, it won't be pleasant. 

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Really feel sorry on this one. Quite concerning. I don't know how this situation can happen however looking at the image pre ride launch of the person in the seat, there's no way the ride system should of allowed the ride to start.

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I literally had to stop watching the video halfway through.

 

This is just horrifying. Like how was this even possible to happen? This shouldn’t have been able to happen! Be it through ride safety, training etc. 

 

Thoughts go to the boy’s family and friends. 

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