Man wanders in to Oblivion tunnel at Alton Towers

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:21 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers had to be closed after a man entered a prohibited area and needed rescuing. The ride was stopped and the surrounding area cordoned off while three fire crews rescued the man.

Read more from The BBC.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:04 PM

Well, at least he was rescued and not hit by a train.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:55 PM

How does one "wander" into a fenced off area?

Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:49 PM

Here's the photo of the guy in question. Madness!

Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:02 PM

Worse than I though. So strange.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:11 PM

I hope he didn't lose his hat!

Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:18 AM

For someone completely oblivious, he's in the right place...

(Sorry to jump on a two-week-old post; I've been just a little out of the loop.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:27 AM

You've also been out of the immelman.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:15 PM

"Wandered into" just doesn't seem accurate when he really had to CLIMB down into that location...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:42 PM

At least my heartline was in the right place...


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