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Ripley slide accident

Five people, some believed to be children, have been injured and taken to hospital after an inflatable slide was blown away. The incident took place on Main Street, in Ripley, North Yorkshire, when strong winds lifted the attraction into the air.

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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.

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