The ArgusGirl injured after plunging from Worthing seafront fairground ride (From The Argus)

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Girl injured after plunging from Worthing seafront fairground ride

The Argus: The girl fell off The Rocker ride (c) Faith Paine The girl fell off The Rocker ride (c) Faith Paine

A girl was injured after falling off a seafront ride called The Rocker.

Sussex Police and paramedics confirmed the girl had been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, following the incident in Worthing around 9.30pm yesterday.

Comments were made about the incident on Facebook with one woman claiming the girl involved was in an induced coma, although police said they believed this was not the case.

Other people were on the ride when the incident happened.

They said police taped up the ride afterwards.

One person said: “Just saw a young girl fall out of a ride on the sea front in Worthing from the top. Hit her head and bust her ankle.

“They have not died and only one ride was closed off and tapped up.”

Sarah Felton added: “Her ankle was broken as bone was popping out but also hit her head pretty hard so was bleeding.

“My partner ran over there to make sure she was breathing and he ended up saving her life.

“She’s in hospital so she is in safe hands.”

Rosie Katie Culver added: “The ride stopped and everyone had to get off immediately.”

Grace Ridge-Edwards added: “I witnessed everything and I can assure you she did not try to climb out.

“She passed out into the empty seat next to her and the power of the ride caused her to fly out.”

Katie Rose Hockley said: “I was on the ride when it happened I heard a big bang and I looked over and a woman was on the floor, she had dropped from the highest point and banged her head and ankle on the metal.

“Police and ambulances came and it was bad and I'm shook up.

“Never going on a fair ride again.

“We all got taken off the ride immediately.”

Nicola Chapman said: “Oh my God my son just saw someone fall from the top of one if the rides at the fair.”

A Sussex Police statement said: “A police unit was on patrol on Marine Parade in Worthing seafront at around 9.30pm on Thursday when they were made aware of an 18-year-old woman who had fallen from one of the fair rides.

“They provided initial first aid and paramedics arrived soon after to give further medical assistance.

“The woman was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a head and ankle injury where she is still receiving medical treatment.

“Police cordoned off the scene and spoke to witness.

“Sussex Police is liaising with the Health and Safety Executive who will be conducting their own investigation.”

Did you witness the incident? Email anna.roberts@theargus.co.uk

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9:16am Fri 18 Apr 14

plantwoman says...

The local (and reliable) newspaper is saying she has wrist and ankle injuries.
The local (and reliable) newspaper is saying she has wrist and ankle injuries. plantwoman
  • Score: 6

9:28am Fri 18 Apr 14

markiemark2013 says...

Very sad news. Hope the girl concerned pulls through.

As for the local and reliable local paper - gives Andrex a good run for its money.
Very sad news. Hope the girl concerned pulls through. As for the local and reliable local paper - gives Andrex a good run for its money. markiemark2013
  • Score: 3

10:48am Fri 18 Apr 14

Spooky Sue says...

Hope the young girl involved will be ok.
Both our daughters 16 and 19 went to the fair with friends last night, when they came home around 20.50pm our youngest said she had been on this ride called The Rocker for the first time and said she nearly fell out and was so scared she would not go on it again when some of her other friends went back on for a second time.
Imagine our horror when about an hour later some of the friends who had stayed at the fair put on Facebook someone just fell off that same ride, our daughter went as white as a sheet and she seems very subdued today just sitting quietly in her bedroom even though she is saying she is alright. Such a sad end to what was a great time out with friends earlier in the evening.
Get Well soon.
Hope the young girl involved will be ok. Both our daughters 16 and 19 went to the fair with friends last night, when they came home around 20.50pm our youngest said she had been on this ride called The Rocker for the first time and said she nearly fell out and was so scared she would not go on it again when some of her other friends went back on for a second time. Imagine our horror when about an hour later some of the friends who had stayed at the fair put on Facebook someone just fell off that same ride, our daughter went as white as a sheet and she seems very subdued today just sitting quietly in her bedroom even though she is saying she is alright. Such a sad end to what was a great time out with friends earlier in the evening. Get Well soon. Spooky Sue
  • Score: 7

2:15pm Fri 18 Apr 14

plantwoman says...

markiemark2013 wrote:
Very sad news. Hope the girl concerned pulls through.

As for the local and reliable local paper - gives Andrex a good run for its money.
Better than the Argus any day!
[quote][p][bold]markiemark2013[/bold] wrote: Very sad news. Hope the girl concerned pulls through. As for the local and reliable local paper - gives Andrex a good run for its money.[/p][/quote]Better than the Argus any day! plantwoman
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Fri 18 Apr 14

BURIRAM says...

plantwoman wrote:
The local (and reliable) newspaper is saying she has wrist and ankle injuries.
Obviously had head injures as well if she hit her head and it was bleeding
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: The local (and reliable) newspaper is saying she has wrist and ankle injuries.[/p][/quote]Obviously had head injures as well if she hit her head and it was bleeding BURIRAM
  • Score: 2

6:20pm Fri 18 Apr 14

John Steed says...

angrymonkey is speaking out of where he normally keeps his nuts. and I suggest that as he obviously knows nothing he would do better to pass no uniformed comments.
angrymonkey is speaking out of where he normally keeps his nuts. and I suggest that as he obviously knows nothing he would do better to pass no uniformed comments. John Steed
  • Score: 1

7:33pm Fri 18 Apr 14

UglyAmerican says...

A good policy in life is to never pull multiple Gs on something that arrived on the back of a truck the night before....

Hope this girl is OK and that the equipment in question is thoroughly scrutinized.
A good policy in life is to never pull multiple Gs on something that arrived on the back of a truck the night before.... Hope this girl is OK and that the equipment in question is thoroughly scrutinized. UglyAmerican
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Innocentbystander65 says...

Fireman monkey boy has his usual ill informed prejudicial say... Fact. Helps if person on ride isn't drunk... Should have been identified as such by ride workers and not let on. BUT parents not taking responsibility for their kids behaviour, not setting boundaries and guidelines for drinking then blaming everyone else for their failings, that's the people really responsible for this unfortunate incident.
Fireman monkey boy has his usual ill informed prejudicial say... Fact. Helps if person on ride isn't drunk... Should have been identified as such by ride workers and not let on. BUT parents not taking responsibility for their kids behaviour, not setting boundaries and guidelines for drinking then blaming everyone else for their failings, that's the people really responsible for this unfortunate incident. Innocentbystander65
  • Score: 1

3:49am Sat 19 Apr 14

Dave At Home says...

Innocentbystander65 wrote:
Fireman monkey boy has his usual ill informed prejudicial say... Fact. Helps if person on ride isn't drunk... Should have been identified as such by ride workers and not let on. BUT parents not taking responsibility for their kids behaviour, not setting boundaries and guidelines for drinking then blaming everyone else for their failings, that's the people really responsible for this unfortunate incident.
I was told this evening she had been drinking too and she also sprained her wrist, little you can do when people don't help themselves. Her mates were little help in stopping her going on it because.... exactly.
[quote][p][bold]Innocentbystander65[/bold] wrote: Fireman monkey boy has his usual ill informed prejudicial say... Fact. Helps if person on ride isn't drunk... Should have been identified as such by ride workers and not let on. BUT parents not taking responsibility for their kids behaviour, not setting boundaries and guidelines for drinking then blaming everyone else for their failings, that's the people really responsible for this unfortunate incident.[/p][/quote]I was told this evening she had been drinking too and she also sprained her wrist, little you can do when people don't help themselves. Her mates were little help in stopping her going on it because.... exactly. Dave At Home
  • Score: 2

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