VIDEO: Skegness Pleasure Beach ride worked “as designed” after breakdown yesterday

Passengers make their way off of the log flume in Skegness after it broke down this afternoon
Passengers make their way off of the log flume in Skegness after it broke down this afternoon

Safety procedures worked as designed said the boss of Skegness Pleasure Beach after a ride broke down yesterday.

Passengers on the Wild River Log Flume at Botton’s Pleasure Beach in Skegness had to climb down from the ride after it broke down on Wednesday August 12.

Passengers were safely evacuated from the ride which became stuck on a steep incline.

The ride,stopped working at around 12.50pm and twitter user @JkhLincoln captured this video.

No one was hurt or injured in the incident and all of the riders were able to safely disembark.

General manager Dean Carnall said: “The log flume developed a technical problem with a faulty sensor causing the ride to stop, as so designed to do.

“The passengers were asked to leave their boats and were exited down the walkways and off the ride. They were fully refunded and asked to return when the ride was reopened.

“The sensor was replaced, the ride tested and then reopened to the public for the rest off the day. The closure time was 20 minutes.”

This comes as the second incident that the amusement park has had in recent weeks.

A six year old boy was seriously injured after becoming trapped underneath a carriage on the Ghost Train on Monday July, 20.

He was taken by the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.