June 19 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Jessica fell while queuing for a ride at Chessington
A Sheerness school will hold a special assembly today to explain to children what happened to Jessica Blake at Chessington.
The four-year-old girl fell 14ft on Thursday, June 7, when she was queuing for a ride at the theme park.
It is believed the incident occurred when a fence panel lining the raised queue for the Tomb Blaster ride gave way.
Jessica, from Sheerness, suffered a fractured skull, broken ribs and a bleed on her brain. She was rushed to St George’s Hospital in London where she remains in a critical condition.
Halfway Houses Primary School, where Jessica attends, confirmed this morning they will be holding the assembly for the whole school.
The assembly will explain to children where Jessica is and her condition.
Yesterday inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey, to try to establish what happened.
The theme park is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.
A statement from Chessington said: “The resort’s fully trained medical staff were on site immediately and administered direct care to the child until ambulance teams arrived. She was then taken to hospital in a conscious state.
“We have been in touch with the family, and in line with their wishes will now await further news. Our thoughts and best wishes are with them at this difficult time.”
Jessica’s family has thanked the public for leaving messages of support on the theme park’s Facebook page.
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