Fairground Accident in Dover – Teenage Boy Tragically Dies

Pencester Gardens, Dover. Image source

In the early hours of Wednesday the 3rd of august the emergency services were called to Pencester Gardens in Dover after a teenage boy died at a fair. A family funfair run by Kent-based Forrest Amusements which was opening to the public on Wednesday.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said its services were called to a “serious incident” at 7.42am at Pencester Gardens in Dover.

“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,” they added.

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.”

An HSE spokesperson said-

“HSE is assisting emergency services with their response.”

A spokesman for Forrest Amusements declined to comment, but said the company would be issuing a statement later.

Its website says it was founded in 1889 and is the largest supplier of funfair attractions in the county.

A witness said she had seen-

“Three ambulances, a couple of fire trucks and some police vehicles along Pencester Road, which was blocked off”. They were saying there had been a fatality, and the entrance to the fair had been cordoned off with tape,” she added.