Teen dies at Dover funfair after getting ‘stuck’ in ride gear


A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 07:42 this morning about a serious incident at Pencester Gardens in Dover.

“We immediately sent a number of clinical resources to the scene, including our Hart team and critical care paramedics, but unfortunately a teenage boy was declared dead at the scene.”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police were called at 7:45 am on Wednesday 3 August 2022 by the South East Coast Ambulance Service to Pencester Gardens, Dover.

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“No suspicious circumstances have been reported and the Health and Safety Executive has been notified.”

An HSE spokesperson said: “HSE is assisting emergency services in their response.”

A spokesperson for Forrest Amusements declined to comment, but said the company would release a statement later.

According to the website, it was founded in 1889 and is the largest supplier of amusement rides in the province.

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A witness told the PA news agency that she saw “three ambulances, a few fire trucks and some police vehicles along Pencester Road, which was closed. They said there was one fatality and the entrance to the fair was closed.” covered with tape.”