Woman hospitalised following Storm Surge accident

A woman was taken to hospital after sustaining a foot injury on the Storm Surge water ride at Thorpe Park.

Onlookers on Twitter claimed that the woman, believed to be in her 30s, trapped her foot in the ride’s conveyor belt on 12 October.

Storm Surge’s circular dingy-style boats enter and leave the ride’s station on a slow-moving conveyor belt.

The Get Surrey website said paramedics described the incident as a “crush injury” to the woman’s foot.

She was taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The air ambulance also attended the scene, along with firefighters from Camberley called to reports of a “person trapped in machinery”.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is likely to have been notified, as is usual practice following an injury requiring hospitalisation.

Get Surrey reported a Thorpe Park spokesman as confirming there had been an incident and said the ride was stopped immediately, with on-site medical staff on the scene within minutes and giving first aid.

The ride was closed on Saturday, but is understood to have since re-opened.