Swinging pendulum rides shut at five UK theme parks after death of teen
Five swinging pendulum rides have been shut at British theme parks after a teenager died in a horror accident in the US.
Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed after being thrown from a ride called Fireball - also known as the Afterburner - at the Ohio state fair last Wednesday.
His girlfriend is among seven others who were also injured, reports the Daily Mirror.
Tyler's seat snapped off and sent him flying into the air, it is believed.
Now Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is among five theme parks to have shut similar rides in the UK.
The Health and Safety Executive issued... read more
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