It has been reported on our forums and the BBC that a young man had to be rescued from Oblivion  today when he entered the restricted area. Details are vague but it is believed that the young man entered the tunnel that the ride cars plunge into in excess of 110km/h. The ride was immediately stopped and rescue teams dispatched to the ride. The young man is believed to be unhurt and was taken to hospital following the incident. Despite various rumours no official explanation for the mans attempt to get into the area have been released.

Alton Towers made the following statement:

 “As with all our rides the area surrounding the Oblivion track is securely fenced off and ride operators reacted immediately in line with our well rehearsed safety procedures.

“A full investigation will now be carried out.”