Emergency service were called to help rescue passengers trapped on a roller coaster ride at Gulliver’s World today.
Gulliver’s World theme park was partially closed off as emergency services crews and staff rescued stranded visitors from what was described as “a code one ride breakdown.”
The “Crazy Train” roller coaster had, according to eye witness reports, come off it’s track and begun to tilt to the side.
Passengers were able to be brought down safely , narrowly avoiding what could have been a more serious incident.
Entertainments Manager for Gulliver’s World, Ross Partridge explained ” The incident was reported as a code 1 ride breakdown as the car had stopped in an unusual position. The emergency services you see are standard response to this type of incident. None of the passengers are injured and we were able to get them down with help from the fire brigade. Our staff are trained for these situations including the use of emergency scaffoldings.”
The Air ambulance made a low level pass before leaving as it’s services were not required. Emergency crews remained on standby as the riders were rescued.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue were called to Gulllivers World in Shackleton Close, Warrington following reports of approximately 21 people trapped on a roller coaster ride.
Crews, with the help of Gullivers World staff and paramedics worked to rescue them.
They used ladders to help get to the people trapped on the ride which was approximately 50ft high up. They secured the carriages to ensure they were stable. A scaffolding tower was then built and those trapped continued to be freed and brought to safety.
The line rescue team set up a twin line lowering system to rescue the last three people. It is believed there were no injuries.
Shortly after 13:15 today Green Watch were mobilised to reports of a number a people stuck at height @gulliversfun. Crews worked together with @WarrFS And successfully rescued 21 riders off the rollercoaster Great JESIP working between @NWAmbulance @CheshireFire & @cheshirepolice pic.twitter.com/eOGTwPFTI5
— Lymm Fire Station (@LymmFS) September 15, 2018