Riders ‘make own way to safety’ after M&Ds breakdown

Guests riding the log flume at M&Ds in Scotland were forced to evacuate themselves after a breakdown on Saturday, according to the Daily Record newspaper.

It is reported that the White Water ride was stuck yesterday for more than an hour at the top of one of its lift hills, with staff failing to execute an evacuation of those in the vehicle.

The Daily Record quoted onlooker Natasha McDougal as saying: “My partner had just been on the ride with my eldest daughter when we noticed a few minutes later that it had come to a standstill.

“One of the log carriages had got stuck at the top and there were people trapped at the top of the ride.

“After at least an hour, it looked like it still hadn’t been fixed as people were actually walking down to safety.

“I just couldn’t believe it as it had been raining a lot and the tracks would be really slippery and wet.

“It was so dangerous. I would never have attempted it.”

The Daily Record article states that M&Ds last night claimed to have no knowledge of the incident.

Last month at the theme park, nine people were rescued by police rope access officers when the inverted rollercoaster Tsunami failed on its lift hill. The evacuation took over eight hours.