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Four youths banned from Thorpe Park after climbing its 205 ft rollercoaster

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Four youths banned from Thorpe Park after climbing its 205 ft rollercoaster

Published at 10:33am 18th April 2017. (Updated at 10:34am 18th April 2017)

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to Thorpe Park on Sunday April 16 after four youths attempted to climb the park's tallest roller coaster, Stealth.

One of the youngsters had difficulty climbing down from the ride, which measures a staggering 205 ft.

He then had to be rescued by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

Police were also informed of the incident, which happened after the theme park had closed.

Thorpe Park says they will be pursuing legal action against those involved and that they have also received a lifetime ban of their premises.

In a statement Thorpe Park said: "Thorpe Park takes trespass extremely seriously.

"It has a zero tolerance policy towards this behaviour which is irresponsible and potentially very dangerous for those individuals as well as others."

Stealth is one of the park's most popular rides and is one of Europe's fastest rollercoasters.

Passengers reach 205 ft in in under two seconds, experiencing the same brake horse power of two Formula 1 cars.

 

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