A six-year-old girl had her finger severed above the knuckle in a horror funfair accident.
The child was playing on the fun house with other children at Gilberdyke funfair in Hull when she got her finger stuck after falling on a rotating walkway.
A parent whose child was on the ride at the same time who witnessed the accident told Hull Live it was “horrific.”
A witness, whose daughter was in front of the child, said: “It happened as soon as they got on, on the walkway. There were spinning plates and my daughter managed to stay upright, but this little girl, and my friend’s daughter, both fell over.
“They could not get up. The two girls were on the same circle, spinning, and my friend suddenly started screaming ‘stop the ride’ and making cut throat gestures.
“The little girl was screaming ‘my finger, my finger’ and the guy on the ride didn’t see it at first and we were trying to get his attention.
“We then realised the bone was sticking out. It was horrific.”
The mum said she dialled 999 for an ambulance, while comforting the injured child’s distressed mother.
She said they spent around an hour looking for the severed finger and it was eventually found, but it was not thought to have been successfully re-attached.
The injured child’s parents took the girl to Hull Royal Infirmary after allegedly being informed there would be a significant wait for an ambulance.
She added: “It has put us off going to Hull Fair, I can’t believe how quickly and easily it happened.”
The ride was closed for the rest of the week after the accident, which happened on Wednesday, and the fair finished on Friday.
The accident was the first in 27 years of running the fair in the village, the fair’s operator said.
Posting on social media, Terry Atha from Atha’s Funfairs, sent his best wishes to the child who was injured.
Terry, whose family has been operating funfairs for three generations and is one of Hull Fair’s operators, posted: “We at Atha’s funfairs hope and pray the little girl is ok and makes a speedy recovery.”
He added: “We all feel for the little girl and the accident was horrible.
“We have been coming to Gilberdyke now for 27 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. It was an accident and unfortunately accidents still happen.”