Bolt falls from Blackpool Big One rollercoaster

Big One rollercoaster at BlackpoolA bolt recently fell from the structure of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Big One rollercoaster, it has emerged.

The Sun newspaper quoted a visitor as saying it landed within “inches” or her child.

A spokesman for the amusement park said that the bolt fell from the return bend of the ride.

He added: “We believe it landed on the roof of a building before coming to rest on the floor by the family.”

The incident occurred on 9 August, with the ride re-opening later in the day following safety checks.