A schoolboy has died following a ‘serious incident’ at a fairground this morning.
Emergency crews were called to Forrest Family Fair in a park in Dover, Kent around 7.45am.
An area of parkland where the fair was being held has been cordoned off by police, with ambulances and the fire service also at the scene.
An investigation has been launched to establish exactly what happened.
Emergency services were called shortly after 7.45am following the death of a teenager who was crushed by a fairground ride
Specialists from Kent Fire and Rescue Technical Rescue are collaborating with officers to assist in the recovery of the person who died at the scene
A crime scene has been established, and the Pencester Garden Fair has been placed under lockdown.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are currently unclear but South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed that a teenage boy was found deceased at the scene.
A spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 7.42am this morning to a serious incident at Pencester Gardens in Dover.
‘We immediately dispatched a number of clinical resources to the scene, including our HART team and Critical Care Paramedics, however, sadly, a teenage boy was pronounced as deceased at the scene.’
South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed that a teenage boy was found deceased at the scene
An area of parkland where the fair was being held has been cordoned off by police today
A Kent Fire and Rescue spokeswoman also confirmed the service had been called to the scene to assist police
A road adjacent to the park was initially closed to traffic but has since been reopened.
A Kent Police spokesperson confirmed the force attended the incident but said no suspicious circumstances have been reported.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
A Kent Fire and Rescue spokeswoman also confirmed the service had been called to the scene to assist police.