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Man taken to hospital after being rescued from Wipeout ride at Pleasurewood Hills, near Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 08:24 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:37 17 July 2017

A man was rescued from a ride at Pleasurewood Hills (Picture: Submitted by David Hanwell)

A man was rescued from a ride at Pleasurewood Hills (Picture: Submitted by David Hanwell)

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A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a ride at Pleasurewood Hills, near Lowestoft.

Several fire crews attended the scene (Picture: Submitted by David Hanwell) Several fire crews attended the scene (Picture: Submitted by David Hanwell)

Emergency services were called after a reports a man had been suffering from back pain on a ride, believed to be Wipeout.

Five fire crews - three from Suffolk and two from Norfolk, which included the aerial ladder platform from Great Yarmouth - were called to the theme park shortly before 4pm on Sunday, July 16.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman said crews took part in a rescue “at height”.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said they were called at 3.46pm to a man who was stuck on a ride due to the back pain.

Emergency services were called after a reports a man had been suffering from back pain on a ride, believed to be Wipeout (Picture: Submitted by David Hanwell) Emergency services were called after a reports a man had been suffering from back pain on a ride, believed to be Wipeout (Picture: Submitted by David Hanwell)

The spokesman said: “We sent a rapid response vehicle (RRV) and an ambulance crew and treated a man, believed to be in his 40s.

“He was taken to the James Paget University Hospital for further care.”

The spokesman said his condition was not believed to be life threatening.

Ambulance crews left the scene at about 5.30pm.

Pleasurewood Hills. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Pleasurewood Hills. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pleasurewood Hills declined to comment.

On Twitter at 5.11pm, @bryonydaviesxo said people had been “stuck on the ride” for two hours.

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