Emergency services were called to Brean’s Pontins holiday park on Wednesday (February 20th) after a heating duct collapsed from a ceiling inside the main entertainment building.
An ambulance spokesman said: “18 patients were identified, with six needing to be taken to the nearby hospital for a check-up or further treatment. The remaining 12 patients were treated and discharged at scene.”
Police, ambulance and fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea were seen rushing to the scene just before 6.30pm following initial reports that several people had been injured in a wall collapse.
A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said: “As part of a multi-agency response to this incident, we sent a number of resources to the scene of the incident, including our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), two critical care teams, six ambulances and three officers.”
“Eighteen patients were identified, with six needing to taken to the nearby hospital Emergency Department for a check-up or further treatment. The remaining 12 patients were treated and discharged at scene.”
A Police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Shortly before 6.30pm we were called to Brean Sands Holiday Park following reports a ceiling had collapsed inside a building. A number of people suffered minor injuries in the incident but thankfully no one was seriously hurt.”
“A search of the scene has been carried out and police can confirm no one was trapped under the debris. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.”
One Burnham-On-Sea.com reader confirmed the incident had occurred inside the ‘Fun Factory’ entertainment venue at the holiday park.
The venue was evacuated whilst emergency services dealt with the incident. An air ambulance also landed and was seen taking off an hour later.
The holiday park has been busy this week with families during the half-term holiday break.