INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the death of a girl who fell from a rapids ride at Drayton Manor as similar attractions across England reopen.
Evha Jannath, 11, was on a school trip with other pupils from Jameah Academy in Leicester on Tuesday when she fell from a boat on the Splash Canyon ride.
The park has stayed closed for a third day today, as police and the Health and Safety Executive investigate.
Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor have reopened similar water-based rides.
Drayton Manor has not yet announced when the park, will reopen and Staffordshire Police could not confirm how long the force would remain at the scene.
Drayton Manor have said via their Facebook Page: “The tragic events on Tuesday have shaken the whole Drayton Manor family from the Board, through to staff and visitors.
“We would like to extend our thanks to the emergency services for everything they did on the day.
“The park will be closed on Friday, to allow the Health and Safety Executive to complete their work.
“Our thoughts continue to be with the family and all those who have been affected by Tuesday’s incident.”
The family oh Evha said their “world was torn apart” following Evha’s death. They said in a statement released via Staffordshire Police:
“Our world was torn apart by the news that our daughter and sister Evha, had lost her life in tragic circumstances.
“Evha was a beautiful little girl who was full of love and always smiling
“Words cannot describe the pain and loss we feel, we are devastated that we will not see our beautiful little girl again.”
Staffordshire Police said Evha’s post-mortem examination was expected to take place on Monday.
Our thoughts are with the girls family, friends and everyone involved in the incident at this sad time.