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12:18 PM

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10/09/2022

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Milton Keynes

12:18 PM, Saturday 10 September, 2022

Rescue from height

Brickhill Street, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fire engines next to Ferris Wheel

One appliance and crew from Broughton and two from Milton Keynes attended, along with an officer.

A mechanical breakdown had affected the drive to a Ferris wheel, resulting in 14 people becoming trapped at height. They were located in four of the wheel’s cars.

A cordon was put in place. The firefighters used a turntable ladder to assess the situation and provide reassurance to the three adults and 11 children who were trapped.

The firefighters supervised a manual recovery method, in line with the manufacturer’s guidance, allowing the first occupants to be released at around 1.30pm.

By 1.40pm all the occupants had been released, uninjured.