Boy, 19, dies in tragic accident on ride at fairground in Kent | The Sun

A TEENAGE boy has tragically died in a fairground accident.

Horrified witnesses said the teen, 19, died on a ride in Pencester Gardens near Dover early this morning.

It is understood that he had got on the ride while the funfair – which was due to officially open today – was closed.

Paramedics that specialise in industrial accidents rushed to the fairground shortly before 8am this morning.

They battled to save the boy, but he sadly died at the scene.

Devastated locals were seen hugging each other at the park this morning.

Cops have cordoned off the area as they continue their probe.

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A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called by South East Coast Ambulance Service to Pencester Gardens, Dover at 7.45am on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

"No suspicious circumstances have been reported, and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed."

A spokesman Kent Fire and Rescue added: "We were called to assist Kent Police at around 7.45am this morning."

Workers are understood to have set up the rides yesterday and had planned officially open the funfair today.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 7.42am this morning (3rd August 2022) to a serious incident at Pencester Gardens in Dover.

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"We immediately dispatched a number of clinical resources to the scene, including our HART team and Critical Care Paramedics, however, sadly, a teenage boy was pronounced as deceased at the scene."

An HSE spokesperson said: “HSE is assisting emergency services with their response.”

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