Teenage boy dies after incident at Dover funfair

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Teenage boy dies after incident at Dover funfair

A teenage boy has died at a fair on the Kent coast.

Emergency services were called to Pencester Gardens in Dover in the early hours of Wednesday.

The site was hosting the Family Funfair run by Kent-based Forrest Amusements which, according to a poster, was due to open to the public on Wednesday.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the circumstances of the incident, which Kent Police said were “not suspicious”.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.42am this morning to a serious incident at Pencester Gardens in Dover.

“We immediately dispatched a number of clinical resources to the scene, including our Hart team and critical care paramedics; however, sadly, a teenage boy was pronounced as deceased at the scene.”

A Kent Police spokesman said no suspicious circumstances have been reported.

An HSE spokesperson said they are assisting emergency services with their response.

A spokesperson for Forrest Amusements declined to comment, but said the company would be issuing a statement later.

Emergency services responded but the teenager died at the scene (PA)
Emergency services responded but the teenager died at the scene (PA)

Its website says it was founded in 1889 and is the largest supplier of funfair attractions in the county.

A witness told the PA news agency that she had seen “three ambulances, a couple of fire trucks and some police vehicles along Pencester Road, which was blocked off.

“They were saying there had been a fatality, and the entrance to the fair had been cordoned off with tape.”

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