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Investigation on-going into inflatable slide accident

The Health and Safety executive are continuing their investigation after six people were hurt when an inflatable slide broke from its moorings in high winds near Harrogate. It yesterday morning in field off Main Street in Ripley at a car boot sale.

Winds topped more than forty miles an hour blowing the slide across the field and into a group of people. Five were taken to hospital in Harrogate - the sixth was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from chest pains.

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Children injured in inflatable slide

The deflated slide at Ripley Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Five people, some believed to be children, have been injured and taken to hospital after an inflatable slide was blown away in Ripley in North Yorkshire.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers have seized the slide and investigations are continuing at the scene.

"The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and are also attending the scene of the incident."

Five injured in inflatable slide drama

Five people, some believed to be children, have been taken to hospital after an inflatable slide was blown over at a car boot sale in North Yorkshire.

The accident happened at Ripley Cricket Club near Harrogate, just after 10am. Five ambulances and a rapid response vehicle raced to the scene.

Four people were taken to Harrogate District Hospital. A fifth person was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from chest pains.

It's not known if the injured were adults or children but a North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said no one was thought to have been critically injured.

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and are investigating the accident.