A young visitor to Chessington World of Adventures is in a critical condition at hospital during a queueline incident.
Whilst waiting for the Tomb Blaster dark ride, a girl fell between uneven planks in the elevated queueline, falling a reported 15ft to the ground below. The injured guest is currently receiving treatment at St. George’s Hospital in London.
Fans and visitors of the theme park have commented on the disbelief of the situation on the resort’s Facebook page, where numerous messages of wellwishing and prayers have been posted.
Updated: Airgates have acquired a statement from the park, which reads;
At 13.00 on 7th June 2012 a little girl sustained injuries following an incident at Chessington World of Adventures, the Resort Theme Park in Surrey. The Resort’s fully trained medical staff were on site immediately and administered direct care to the child until ambulance teams arrived. She was then taken to hospital in a conscious state.
The incident occurred in the Tomb Blaster queue line and a full internal investigation is ongoing. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has also been advised, and we will of course co-operate fully with them on any investigations they wish to carry out. Until all investigations have concluded we are not in a position to comment further.
Regarding the personal injury, Chessington World of Adventures further commented;
We have been in touch with the family and all our thoughts and best wishes are with them at this difficult time.
Associated Links: Chessington World of Adventures official site