Woman and child injured on fairground ride

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A WOMAN and her four-year-old granddaughter have been injured on a fairground ride in Bridlington.

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

An investigation into the accident has been launched.

The woman was airlifted to hospital with “severe” leg injuries, while the girl was taken to hospital with lacerations to her leg.

Both people were described as having “non-life-threatening” injuries.

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 15.28 hours this afternoon 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 spokeswoman continued: “The 58-year-old woman sustained severe leg injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary.

“The four-year-old girl suffered leg injuries, she’s got lacerations to her leg. She was taken to Scarborough Hospital but I believe she is going to Hull Royal Infirmary as well.”

The spokeswoman said the inquiry into the accident would be led by the Health and Safety Executive, with assistance from Humberside Police.