Woman in 20s fighting for life after plummeting 100ft from fairground ride in Australia

A WOMAN in her 20s his fighting for her life after falling 100ft from the top of a fairground ride in Australia.

She plummeted from the top of a ride called ‘The Hangover’ at a fair in Cairns today.

Critical Care Paramedic Denis O’Sullivan told media it was “chaotic” when he arrived on the scene.

“There were a number of concerned people … In these sorts of incidents it’s good for everyone to get back and let people get their job done,” he said.

“The lady suffered some traumatic injuries and was unconscious when the Queensland Ambulance Service arrived and was taken through to hospital unconscious.”

He said paramedics had to undergo a “difficult extrication” as the woman fell into “components of the ride’s machinery.”

The incident happened about 5.30pm and the patient has been taken to Cairns Hospital unconscious.

An investigation into the safety of the ride will be launched.

The ride's Facebook page says The Hangover is a ride "for all thrill seekers, young and old" and warns users to "be prepared to soar through the air on the pendulum arms rotating a full 360 degrees.”

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