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Teen Injured After Falling From Rocker Ride In Worthing During Easter Break

18/04/2014 15:53 BST | Updated 18/04/2014 15:59 BST
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ENGLAND West Sussex Worthing People walking along the promenade deck on Worthing Pier

A fairground attraction has been closed while an investigation is carried out after a teenager fell from the ride.

The 18-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton after she fell about 15ft from the Rocker ride on Marine Parade in Worthing at about 9.30pm yesterday, according to Sussex Police.

She is understood to have suffered minor injuries.

John Mitchell, director for communities at Worthing Borough Council, said that the local authority is co-operating with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which is investigating.

He said: "Following an accident on a fairground ride at Worthing seafront last night our thoughts are with the woman injured in the accident and her family.

"We wish her a full and speedy recovery. We are grateful to the emergency services who attended the scene promptly.

"The fairground ride operators and Worthing Borough Council will fully co-operate with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and relevant authorities into the investigation that will take place.

"In the meantime, the ride will remain closed until HSE clearance is received to re-open the ride. At the current time we are unable to confirm when the investigation will be completed."