Last updated: 18/11/2019, 10:19 AM

Ferris wheel rescue - Bromley

17/11/2019 16:25

Firefighters rescued members of the public from a ferris wheel after it got stuck at a Christmas market on the High Street in Bromley.

A drive cable on the wheel had snapped which made the wheel inoperable. Crews manually rotated the wheel and worked to get the passengers off the cabs one at a time. 

Firefighters rescued 10 adults and 16 children and they were given precautionary checks at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

Station Commander Paul Osborne, who was at the scene, said:“Crews worked hard and quickly to manually rotate the ferris wheel and assist members of the public to safety.

“We were able to get everyone off safely and there were no reports of any injuries.”

The Brigade was called at 1625 and the incident was over for firefighters by 1715. Two fire engines from Bromley Fire Station and a fire rescue unit from Croydon Fire Station were at the scene.

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