December 15, 2022

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Two rescued from Winter Wonderland bungee ride

Two teenage boys had to be rescued from a ride at Winter Wonderland in London on Wednesday night (14 December).

The reverse bungee ride failed leaving the two boys suspended in the air while in a cage.

The Amusement Device Inspection Scheme, created by amusement park industry bodies, attended the site this morning and in a statement via Winter Wonderland said:

“We can confirm that the elastic cord and the steel wire rope supporting the reverse bungee gondola in which the public sit has not snapped or failed in any way.”

“We inspected the ride at 07:00GMT this morning and it was found that a technical issue had occurred within a sealed gear-box that controls the release of the elastic cord and steel wire rope.”

The ride remains closed while an investigation is carried out. The HSE has been informed.

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