Funfair victim discharged

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A YOUNG girl flung from a fairground ride has been discharged from hospital.

The four-year-old suffered serious cuts to her legs when she and her grandmother, aged 58, were thrown from a log flume ride in Bridlington on Sunday.

The 58-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with severe leg injuries. Despite initial fears the woman is now improving.

The police revealed for the first time that the little girl was on holiday in Bridlington from her home in Durham.

Her grandmother is from Rotherham.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: “The four-year-old girl has been discharged from hospital.

“The 58-year-old woman is still in Hull Royal Infirmary. She is comfortable and improving.”

The Health and Safety Executive are investigating how the pair were thrown from the Jungle River log flume on Bridlington seafront.

Initial eyewitness accounts said their carriage flipped them out after it jammed and then restarted.