Meanwhile an 11 year old schoolgirl on a May 9 school trip, Evha Janneth, has died at Drayton Manor theme park, Staffordshire after she stood up to change seats on one of the circular boats of the Splash Canyon water ride. As he did the boat hit a rock and she was thrown out into the fast flowing water, and dragged under by the strong current. Despite receiving life support from ambulance crews she suffered cardiac arrest and died after being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The Splash Canyon ride, described by those who sell it as “wild” has been closed while an investigation takes place. Water rapid rides at Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor and Thorpe Park have also been closed.
Since the tragedy a mother has come forward to claim that her ten year old son also stood up on the same Drayton Manor ride in 2013, to have his photograph taken, and was similarly thrown into the water, though survived, when the boat bumped against the side.