Landmark Adventure Park: two children injured after rollercoaster comes off track at Scottish theme park

“The park was packed and we heard a crash. Most people were running away.... some had to be lifted off the ride”

A rollercoaster has come off the tracks at a Scottish theme park (SWNS)

A rollercoaster has come off the tracks at a theme park due to a “mechanical failure” leaving two children injured.

Emergency services were called to the scene this morning at Landmark Adventure Park in Carrbridge, Highlands.

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A loud bang was heard by locals and it is understood that some passengers had to be lifted off the ride.

Police confirmed that two children had been left with minor injuries as a result of a mechanical failure with the ride.

It has been reported that an ambulance is in attendance at the scene, while a fire engine was also heard.

‘Two children sustained minor injuries’

A police spokesperson said: "Around 11.30 am this morning, police and emergency services were called to a report that a carriage from a rollercoaster suffered a mechanical failure at an adventure park in Carrbridge, Aviemore.

"Two children sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

"Police are still at scene and enquiries are continuing."

‘We heard a crash’

A Twitter user who posted images of the incident said: "Park was packed, we heard a crash, most people were running away.

"We ran over to see if help was needed. Last 2 cars derailed, people lifted off. Called em servs."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 11.37am on Thursday, August 12 to support a multi-agency response at the Landmark Adventure Park, Carrbridge.

"Operations Control mobilised a number of specialist resources to assist emergency service partners following reports of a rollercoaster derailment.

“Crews left the scene at 12.14pm.”

Landmark Adventure Park have been approached for a comment.

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