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Friday, 31 August, 2001, 10:48 GMT 11:48 UK
Worker cleared over ride death
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The Twister is featured on the park's website
No charges are to be brought against a worker who was arrested after the death of a student in a rollercoaster accident in North Yorkshire.

But the Lightwater Valley Theme Park, near Ripon, could still be prosecuted as a result of an ongoing investigation by the police and Health and Safety Executive.

Gemma Savage, 20, suffered severe injuries in June when two carriages on the Tree Top Twister ride collided.

She was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where she died the following day.

A maintenance worker at the theme park was arrested in connection with the accident but no further action is planned.

Police bail

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The decision has been taken by investigating officers after consultation with the Crime Prosecution Service."

The man, in his 40s and from the Harrogate area, had been on police bail.

The spokesman refused to rule out the possibility of charges against the theme park.

Miss Savage, of Elm Way, Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, went to the park with friends in June to celebrate the end of her second year at Durham University.

The Treetop Twister ride opened in May. It was one of two new rides to arrive at the 175-acre park this year.

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