Three injured, one critically, in ride incident at Barrow event

Three people have been injured, one critically, following a ride incident at a Barrow event today (Saturday).

Police were called at 8.30pm this evening (August 28), by North West Ambulance Service, to a report of two females and a male having been injured at Cavendish Park.

The Fudstock event was taking place in Cavendish Park on Saturday and two of the people were reported to have been on a ride at the time that the incident occurred.

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Cumbria Constabulary, NW Ambulance Service, fire service and air ambulance all attended the scene.

One female is described as being in a critical condition.

The other two have injuries that are serious but not believed to be life threatening.

They have all been taken to Furness General Hospital.

A cordon has been placed around the area whilst investigations are ongoing.

The incident has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Charity St Mary’s Hospice, which Fudstock is raising funds for, posted a statement on its Facebook page, reports PA news agency.

It said: “St Mary’s Hospice Management team is aware of an incident at the ‘Fudstock’ event which was taking place tonight on Barrow Island.

“Although we are not directly involved in the organisation or planning of the event, we did have some fundraising staff and volunteers present to represent us.

“We have already been in touch with them, and the event’s organisers, to offer any immediate support they may need. We will be available to them to help in any way we can.”

Lancs Live – Cumbria