Three injured after incident on festival ride in Cumbria

A woman was in a critical condition and two others were also injured after an incident involving a ride at a festival in Cumbria.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Cavendish Park, Barrow, at 8.30pm on Saturday after two women and one man suffered injuries, Cumbria constabulary said.

Two of the people were reported to have been on a ride at the time of the incident. One woman is in a critical condition while the other two people have serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

They were all taken to Furness General hospital.

The incident took place at a local festival in the area called Fudstock, a charity being supported by the event said. A cordon was placed around the area as investigations continued.

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

In a statement on Facebook, Charity St Mary’s Hospice, for which Fudstock is raising funds, 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.”

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