Over the weekend, a 17-year-old British teenager was injured while zorbing in Poiana Brasov, Mediafax informs.
Sorin Susanu, head of the Brasov Regional Commissariat for Consumer Protection stated on Monday that he took note of this case ex officio and has opened an investigation at the recreational site in Poiana Brasov.
The teenager, who was in Romania working as a volunteer for the Brasov-based ‘Casa Sperantei’ Hospice, was urgently taken to hospital with injuries to both hands, ‘Adevarul’ informs. One of her hands was presumed fractured.
One of her colleagues explained after the accident that there were several irregularities in what concerns the employees of the zorbing slope. She said that the employees failed to respect the regulations, and that the British teenager was by herself in the zorbing ball, despite the fact that two persons are needed in order to maintain balance. Moreover, the teenager was not safely secured either and halfway through the slope she slipped out of her harness and hit herself, Ziare.com informs.
Moreover, employees were unable to take the teenager out of the zorbing ball and called 112, waiting for the ambulance. In the meantime, the British teenager remained inside the zorbing ball and could have suffocated.
The teenager was taken to hospital in Brasov, was then transferred to Bucharest and took a flight to London.