01 Dec '11, 1am

5-year-old boy in pushchair falls at Singapore Flyer, lands in safety net

A five-year-old boy fell through the gap between the platform and a Singapore Flyer capsule after disembarking on Sunday night. He landed in a safety net installed below the giant wheel. The net can support a load of up to 300kg. The boy had been in a pushchair pushed by his father, known only as Mr Tan, at the time of the incident. A spokesman for the Singapore Flyer said: 'Our CCTV footage revealed that after successful disembarkation, Mr Tan released the stroller, which lost control and veered off the ground, resulting in the fall of the child.' Staff managed to get the crying boy out of the safety net within four minutes. He was unhurt. Had the net not been there, he would have fallen about half a metre. As part of safety protocol, the wheel was halted when the incident occurred. The spokesman said staff are stationed at entry and exit points to make sure guests are sa...

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