No action over log flume owners

Police incident tape closes off the Jungle River 'log flume' ride on Bridlington seafront promenade, where a lady and a 4 year old child were injured in an accident on Sunday.  Pictures by Andrew Higgins  113508a   29/08/11
Police incident tape closes off the Jungle River 'log flume' ride on Bridlington seafront promenade, where a lady and a 4 year old child were injured in an accident on Sunday. Pictures by Andrew Higgins 113508a 29/08/11

AN INVESTIGATION into a Bridlington sea front ride on which two people were seriously injured has found that no action needs to be taken against its owners.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation after grandmother Ann Smallwood and her great-niece Isabella were thrown from the Jungle River log flume ride last summer.

Mrs Smallwood, of Rotherham, seriously injured her leg and was flown by Air Ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary, while Isabella of Durham, was taken to Scarborough Hospital and then transferred to Hull.

Eyewitnesses at the time said that the ride had stopped abruptly before tipping over and the ride was closed and was dismantled in January.

A spokesman for the HSE said that following an ‘extensive, in-depth investigation’ into the incident it found that there was no evidence of any legislative health and safety breaches.

Read the full story in next week’s Free Press.