Alton Towers teenager left dangling in air after ‘trying to escape ride’s queue’

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A teenager was left dangling upside down from an Alton Towers fence after his ingenious escape attempt went badly wrong.

Whilst queuing for the popular Rita rollercoaster, it's understood the teenager attempted to jump over the fence but got his foot stuck.

This left him suspended in the air in full view of all the other thrillseekers until such a point as he could be removed.

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Paramedics were sent to the scene and the man was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

A spokesman for Alton Towers Resort said: “Medical assistance arrived on site to help with a guest whose actions in a queue line led to their foot being caught between two fence posts.

An air ambulance was sent due to the rural nature of the Resort, which is common practice, but was not required.

"The guest left the Resort via land ambulance for further assessment and did not sustain any serious injuries.

This was unrelated to any of our rides and attractions.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed teams had gone to the park at 3pm yesterday, including a land ambulance, air ambulance, paramedic and community first responder.

The spokesman added: "Following treatment for injuries not believed to be serious, he was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance."

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