Two hurt in fair water ride horror

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A WOMAN and her granddaughter remain in hospital after being thrown from a fairground ride in Bridlington.

The 58-year-old woman and the young girl both suffered injuries to their legs after being flipped from the Jungle River log flume on the seafront on Sunday afternoon.

Medics from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance treated the grandmother before she was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary, while the girl was taken to Scarborough Hospital with cuts to her leg. She has since been transferred to Hull.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said the woman and her granddaughter are from South Yorkshire and were visiting Bridlington when the accident happened.

She said: “Police were called at 3.28pm by the ambulance service telling us they were attending an accident on a ride.

“A 58-year-old woman and her four-year-old granddaughter had been injured on the log flume.”

The mayor of Bridlington, Cllr Cyril Marsburg, said: “The lady and her granddaughter were on the log flume water splash.

“It came down and there was no water there. It hit the bottom and they were both thrown out.

“People were horrified when they saw what was going on.”

Cllr Marsburg added: “It is very rare for these accidents to happen. This is the first one I can recall. Safety measures are carried out, but when something like this happens it is terrible.”

An inquiry into the accident is being led by the Health and Safety Executive, with assistance from Humberside Police.