North West Wales

Bethesda's Zip World shuts for two days after staff are injured

The attraction is Europe's longest zip wire
Image caption The attraction is Europe's longest zip wire

Bethesda's Zip World Velocity has closed for two days after two male staff members were injured on an early morning testing run.

Ambulances were called to the attraction, which is Europe's longest zip wire, at around 8.30 BST on Wednesday.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said the injuries were "not life-threatening".

All other Zip World facilities remain open.

Customers due to ride Velocity over the next 48 hours will be contacted by the ride's booking team to rearrange their visit.

A Zip World spokesman said: "Our technical team has advised that the Velocity adventure should be closed for two days so that further testing can take place.

"Safety at Zip World is ensured through a combination of technology, training and supervision.

"We invest in the best equipment and best training on a continual basis to ensure that our participants are kept safe."

The incident follows a "medical emergency" on Saturday, September 3 involving an elderly male at Zip World Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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