Log flume accident pair discharged from hospital

Two people who were involved in a Bridlington log flume accident last month have both been discharged from hospital and are recovering at home.

58-year-old Ann Smallwood and he four-year-old great niece Isabella both suffered serious leg injuries when they were ejected from the Jungle River water ride at Bayside Amusement Park.

There were numerous incorrect media reports that Ann had a leg amputated following the crash on 28 August.

Ann’s son, John Smallwood, rubbished the reports but told the Bridlington Free Press: “Mum’s injury is horrific.

“She had a five-hour operation to staple her right leg and she has had two skin grafts. She has to have two more operations for corrective surgery.

“She is now recovering and has been walking and done a bit of physiotherapy.”

He added that the incorrect reports of the loss of Ann’s leg had caused considerable distress to the family.

Isabella’s injuries are thought to be of a less serious nature than those of her great aunt.

The Lost River ride has remained closed since the incident, with the Health and Safety Executive continuing to investigate the accident.