Woman fighting for life after ‘being thrown’ from fairground ride in Cumbria

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Three people have been left injured after an incident involving a ride in Cumbria (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Archive)
Three people have been left injured after an incident involving a ride in Cumbria (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Archive)

A woman is fighting for her life after being reportedly flung from a fairground ride at a festival in Cumbria.

Cumbria Police have launched a joint investigation with HSE following the injuries that saw two others hurt during a festival in Cavendish Park, Barrow, on Saturday.

Police were called to the scene at 8.30pm by North West Ambulance Service who were treating three people with injuries.

They were all taken to Furness General Hospital.

Two of the people were reported to have been on a ride at the time that the incident happened.

The injured male and one female have since been released from hospital.

The third woman has now been transferred to Royal Preston Hospital “where she remains in a critical condition”.

A cordon remains in place whilst investigations continue.

Charity St Mary’s Hospice, which Fudstock is raising funds for, posted a statement on its Facebook page.

It said: “St Mary’s Hospice Management team is aware of an incident at the ‘Fudstock’ event which was taking place tonight on Barrow Island.

“Although we are not directly involved in the organisation or planning of the event, we did have some fundraising staff and volunteers present to represent us.

“We have already been in touch with them, and the event’s organisers, to offer any immediate support they may need.

“We will be available to them to help in any way we can.”

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