Woman is left fighting for her life and two men are injured after ‘being flung from waltzer ride’ at festival in Cumbria
- Emergency Services called to the scene in Cavendish Park, Barrow, at 8.30pm
- Two of the people reported to have been on a ride at the time of the incident
- There was a waltzer fairground ride and several inflatables at the festival
A woman has been left fighting for her life and two men injured after being ‘flung from a waltzer ride’ at a festival in Cumbria.
Emergency Services were called to the scene in Cavendish Park, Barrow, at 8.30pm on Saturday after two women and one man suffered injuries, Cumbria Constabulary said.
Two of the people were reported to have been on a ride at the time of the incident.
Emergency Services were called to the festival on Saturday. Pictured is an image of the festival from Facebook
Police have not revealed what the ride was but there was a waltzer and several inflatables at the event, reported The Mail, a local newspaper in Barrow.
Locals claimed on social media that the victims were flung from the ride as the horror unfolded.
One wrote: ‘2 people thrown from a ride and 1 person trapped underneath it’.
Another added: ‘It’s so sad. Heard a load of sirens, went out in my street see what was happening n someone told me a ride has fallen n trapped some people n people been thrown from a ride.
One woman is in a critical condition while the other two people have serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
They have all been taken to Furness General Hospital.
The incident took place at a local festival in the area called Fudstock, a charity being supported by the event said.
A cordon has been placed around the area whilst investigations are ongoing.
The incident has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.
A file photo of a waltzer ride. This is not the ride that was at the festival
Charity St Mary’s Hospice, which Fudstock is raising funds for, posted a statement on its Facebook page.
It said: ‘St Mary’s Hospice Management team is aware of an incident at the ‘Fudstock’ event which was taking place tonight on Barrow Island.
‘Although we are not directly involved in the organisation or planning of the event, we did have some fundraising staff and volunteers present to represent us.
‘We have already been in touch with them, and the event’s organisers, to offer any immediate support they may need. We will be available to them to help in any way we can.’