BREAKING : Fairground incident At Carrickfergus Harbour

BREAKING : Fairground incident At Carrickfergus Harbour

A major incident has swung into action after reports of a fairground ride has collapsed at Carrickfergus Harbour where Planet Fun is currently situated.

There are multiple injuries and none thought to be very serious initially.

A number of NIFRS appliances and NIFRS Specialist Search units are attending along with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and PSNI.  

Update 22.00 - A spokesperson for Planet Fun, which has a council licence to operate the fun fair at Carrickfergus said:

“Shortly after 18:00 this evening, the emergency procedures on our Star Flyer ride were enacted following a incident. At no stage did the ride collapse.

“We immediately sought assistance from the NI Ambulance Service.

“We have also reported the incident to the HSE and will co-operate fully with the agency to understand exactly what happened.

“Health and safety is central to all operations at Planet Fun and will offer whatever assistance is required to those customers affected.” Planet Fun will make no further comment until the HSE have completed its investigation.

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