Two seriously injured in Bridlington log flume accident

Two people have been seriously injured following an accident on a log flume ride on Bridlington sea front on Sunday.

A 58-year-old woman was accompanying her four-year-old granddaughter on the ride, when they were ejected from the boat.

They were riding the Jungle River ride, situated at the Bayside Pleasure Park in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Police have confirmed that initial reports of the woman having her leg amputated were incorrect and that the pair’s injuries, while serious, are not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for the coastguard was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: “We were called to a major incident at the fun fair at Bridlington at about 3.15pm.

“As the log flume came down, there was not enough water, which jolted the two victims out of the ride.”

The town’s mayor Cyril Marsburg was quoted in The Guardian as saying: “The lady and her granddaughter were on the log flume water splash. It came down and was there was no water there. It hit the bottom and they were both thrown out.”

“I’m quite surprised there were no safety belts on the ride. Had there been, they would not have been thrown out.”

An investigation into the accident has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Humberside Police.

The ride will not be allowed to be open to the public again until the HSE have deemed it safe.