Landmark Adventure Park rollercoaster comes off tracks leaving two kids injured
The last two carriages of the Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park in Aviemore came off the track with some passengers lifted to safety by emergency crews
A rollercoaster has come off its tracks at a theme park in the Scottish Highlands leaving two children injured, with riders reportedly lifted to safety.
The back two cars of the Runaway Timber Train were pictured hanging off the side of the ride’s runnings at Landmark Adventure Park.
Video footage shows a fire engine in attendance with firefighters seen inspecting the suspected carriage which has came loose.
The incident at the popular site in Aviemore, Inverness, occurred at 11.30am today following “mechanical failure”, confirmed a Police Scotland spokesperson.
They said two children had suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
A witness described the theme park as being full of people, with many running towards the attraction after a crash was heard.
“Park was packed, we heard a crash, most people were running away,” they wrote on Twitter.
“We ran over to see if help needed. Last two cars derailed, people lifted off.”
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.”
A spokesperson for Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call today at 1141 hours to attend an incident in Carrbridge, near Aviemore.
“We dispatched three ambulance crews, Basics GPs, The PICT team and our special operations team to the scene.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called out at half 11am to a report of a carriage on a rollercoaster suffering mechanical failure.
“Two children suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
“We remain on-scene at the moment and inquiries are continuing.”