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The scene of the accident Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
Accident

Gardaí issue witness appeal after woman dies in fall from fairground ride

A 31-year-old woman fell to her death at around 11.20pm last night; Gardaí want a man recording mobile phone footage to come forward.

A 31-YEAR-OLD WOMAN has died after falling from a ride at the O2 arena in Dublin.

The incident happened at around 11.20pm last night at the complex in Dublin’s docklands. The woman was taken to hospital.

Our pictures show some of the fairground sealed off this morning. It is thought a number of people would have been in the area at the time of the accident.

The scene has not yet reopened after forensic examination by gardaí, who are mounting an investigation into the death.

Gardaí have this evening issued an appeal for a man, who was also travelling on the ride while recording footage on his mobile phone at the time of the accident, to come forward.

Gardaí at Store Street can be contacted on (01) 6668008, while the Garda confidential line can be reached at 1800 666 111.

The Health and Safety Authority have said they will not be investigating as it was not a work-related incident.

Gardaí issue witness appeal after woman dies in fall from fairground ride
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All photos: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

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