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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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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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