A couple of boozy pals threaten SUE at the waterpark after they broke their leg on a slide at 2 p.m.
Gran Claire Vickers, 46, and Barry Douglas, 44, were trapped in the floods for two hours, suggesting they are now taking “legal action”.
It was only after reports of “playing with children” were found by the police.
He has since blamed Lido’s lack of safety when he was off for his horrific accident.
Claire complains that she and her partner are now facing two years of recovery for their drunken actions – and believe they should be compensated.
Both had broken legs and broken legs.
She explained this morning that she was “lucky” to wake up with her leg up after several operations.
She said: “It completely changed my life. I was an active mage, I can’t take her out for walks – she’s only three, so she just keeps going: ‘Nanny, can you get up? Can you go and walk?”
“That night I didn’t plan on going out to do it, it just happened — and it’s happened to other people before, so I think something needs to be done about it.”
Barry recalled that the chains weren’t taken off to climb the stairs—and how he opted to go completely naked for the drunken adventure.
He added: “They should get security there. The fence should be secured, legal action has been taken.”
But host Philip Schofield confronted the two of them, arguing: “It’s hard because you shouldn’t have been there in the first place – you haven’t been prosecuted, which you’re lucky about…”
‘A silly choice’
Claire retorted: “Everyone makes mistakes, everyone has gotten drunk at some point in their lives and made a foolish choice and that was it.”
House viewers appeared to be taking Phil’s side, with one tweeting: “Is this a joke!!! They’re really trying not to make it their fault…. because it’s so easy to break and they Steel has constraints.”
Another added: “Minimal sympathy for this couple on #ThisMorning. You sneaked into a closed water park and let yourself into an attraction.
“You did that. Now you’re saying the park should have closed the slides? They closed the gates and you got in. Ridiculous.”
Claire had been in the pub for four hours before meeting Barry for more drinks at his house.
At 2 p.m., she suggests they try the nearby Lido for a quick dip. They crawled under a fence and agreed to try the slide.
Claire sat down and Barry put his feet around her to slide them together. The water was off so Claire took a foot bath down the slopes a bit.
But as they descended, they saw a steel barrier blocking the exit. Claire’s right shin pierced her skin and broke every bone on her left leg.
Former bartender Claire described the pain as “excruciating” suggesting her experience was “like a scene from a horror movie.”
“I looked at Barry. He was in a fetal position and was silent. That’s when I thought we were both going to die.”
two hours of torture
He tried to hold his leg together while banging on the tube and shouting for help.
But he added: “Every time I hit I dropped my leg and my shin bleed more.”
She said: “I almost hit the head first – I would have been killed.”
Forklift driver Barry broke his left leg and both ankles. He said: “The pain was unbearable.”
Reflecting on how it affected his life, Barry said he has been left unable to work and has no money, has had to leave the house, and suffers from depression.
No police action is taken, but Claire of Aldershot, Hemps, is sharing her story as a warning. She said: “I’m still having nightmares a month later.”
He was taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley, Surrey, but had to be transferred to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London.
Mum-of-five Claire stayed there for two and a half weeks and would not be able to last until the next six. He admitted: “We are idiots – let this be a lesson.”