Children hurt after rollercoaster ‘derails’ at adventure park

Social media photos show the carriage falling off the side of the track at Landmark Forest Adventure Park near Aviemore.

Children hurt after rollercoaster ‘derails’ at adventure park STV News

Two children have been left with minor injuries after a rollercoaster derailed at an adventure park in the Highlands.

In social media photos a carriage appeared to be coming off the ride’s track at Landmark Forest Adventure Park near Aviemore on Thursday afternoon.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were alerted to the incident in Carrbridge shortly after midday.

Officers confirmed two children suffered minor injuries as result of the incident.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 11.37am on Thursday, August 12 to support a multi-agency response at the Landmark Adventure Park.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of specialist resources to assist emergency service partners following reports of a rollercoaster derailment.

“Crews left the scene at 12.14pm.”

A spokesperson from the Scottish Ambulance Service added: “We received a call today at 11.41am to attend an incident in Carrbridge, near Aviemore.

“We dispatched three ambulance crews, Basics GP, The PICT team and our special operations team to the scene.”

Police Scotland said: “Around 11.30am this morning, Thursday, 12 August, 2021, police and emergency services were called to a report that a carriage from a rollercoaster had suffered a mechanical failure at an adventure park in Carrbridge, Aviemore.

“Two children sustained minor injury and were treated at the scene.

“Police are still at the scene and enquiries are continuing.”

A spokesperson from the park: “We can confirm that there was an incident on the Runaway Timber Train today, which resulted in the train coming to a halt at ground level.

“All passengers were safely and immediately evacuated, but emergency services were deployed as a precautionary measure.

“No serious injuries have been reported and, as far as we’re aware, nobody has been taken to hospital.

“The rollercoaster will remain closed while a thorough investigation into the incident is carried out.

“The rest of the park remains open as normal.”

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