NO FURTHER legal action will be taken against a Gwynedd theme park where a boy fell to his death two years ago.
Bailey Sumner-Lonsdale sustained serious head injuries at GreenWood Forest theme park, Y Felinheli, on Easter Sunday 2011 after he fell from the SwampFlyer zip wire ride.
The 11 year-old, who was on holiday with his family from Blackpool, was then airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd, but died soon after.
The SwapFlyer ride, which had only been open for six days at the time, was subsequently removed from the park.
An investigation by Gwynedd Council and North Wales Police was launched to determine whether any blame for the death could be placed with GreenWood.
A report from the investigation was then passed onto the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), who determined that the theme park would not be prosecuted.
A CPS spokesperson said: “We provided the police with advice on their investigation into this tragic case, including what further evidence might be required in order to provide us with a full file for consideration.
“We also met with the family of Bailey Lonsdale to explain the position. The decision to take no further action was made by North Wales Police.
“In this matter, our role was to consider potential manslaughter offences. Following the police’s decision, this case was passed to the local authority to consider whether any regulatory offences had been committed.”
GreenWood Forest Park director Stephen Bristow said: “We have always had the highest safety quality standards at GreenWood and have co-operated fully with the long and thorough investigation by the police and Gwynedd Council.
“We therefore feel the decision not to prosecute is the right decision and I can assure visitors that GreenWood is a safe place to visit.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”
A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: “We note the police and the CPS’s decision. The Council has carried out further investigations into possible regulatory breaches concerning the tragic incident at Greenwood Forest Park.
"Our officers are carefully considering all the possible options before deciding what action is necessary.”