Second fairground horror as 22 rescued from Skegness ride

Four crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service went to Grand Parade in Skegness, on the Lincolnshire coast, yesterday afternoon to rescue 22 passengers stranded on a ride which swings a carriage of people around 360 degrees.

The passengers were a mixture of adults and children. Seven people were taken to hospital with various injuries. One woman was said to have suffered serious head injuries.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said the badly injured woman was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital, Lincs.

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Four fire crews were called to the scene of the incident and firemen used a combination of ropes and manpower to bring the riders down.

The incident comes just days after a grandmother and her four-year-old granddaughter suffered serious injuries after being thrown from a ride on the Bridlington seafront.

The 58-year-old woman lost a leg when she and the girl were flipped from the Jungle River log flume at the Bayside Amusement Park on the promenade at Bridlington on Sunday.