Some news regarding the Hydro incident:
THE family of a 16-year-old girl who was killed when she plunged 100ft from a white knuckle ride yesterday spoke of their anger and disillusionment on discovering there could be no criminal prosecutions.
Hayley Liane Williams, of Pontypool, a talented musician and singer, died in an incident at Oakwood theme park near Tenby after falling from the Hydro Ride.
Swansea schoolboy Martin Rothwell, aged 10 at the time, was hit on the head and injured by the teenager, who was in Year 11 at Pontypool's St Albans RC School, as she fell against him.
The tragedy was witnessed by dozens of horrified visitors.
The Crown Prosecution Service launched a probe into the incident - but on Thursday, after a 21-month investigation, it was announced there would be no criminal prosecutions.
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A statement, released by solicitors on behalf of Hayley's grief-stricken parents Alan and Beverley, said it was the first time the family "have broken their silence and unbearable grief over the tragic death of their beloved daughter Hayley.
"Until now they have trusted in the justice system to deal fairly with this tragedy on their behalf."
The statement said the CPS decision "exposes the inadequacy in the law".
It added, "The family are completely disillusioned with the criminal justice system and naturally angry with this decision.
"Our beautiful and talented Hayley, along with her sister Hannah and friends, were looking forward to a day of fun when they entered Oakwood Park on April 15, 2004, tragically our daughter Hayley never returned."
But the Health and Safety Executive in Wales is still investigating, and last night a spokesman said the incident could still result in a criminal prosecution.
He said, "The HSE investigation is continuing. As a result of this the HSE will look at the next steps they will take. This could result in no further action or enforcement action. Enforcement action could include criminal prosecution under Health and Safety legislation."
The HSE is unlikely to make any decision before the full inquest, to be held by Pembrokeshire Coroner Michael Howells, on a date to be set.
The family is now placing hope in the forthcoming inquest - but acknowledges that nothing will bring back their beloved daughter.
"Finally, the family wish to place on record their thanks to all family, friends, col-leagues and the general public for the outstanding support and understanding they have received since their un-bearable loss," the statement concluded.
The ride was examined after Hayley's death and later released back to Oakwood Leisure Ltd and reopened.
The Health and Safety Executive had previously issued a Prohibition Notice, requiring changes to the ride's passenger containment system prior to it being operated with passengers again.
A year ago, Paddy McNamara, managing director of Oakwood Theme Park, said, "Following recommendations by the Health and Safety Executive as a result of their investigation, we are replacing the interior of the Hydro boat and installing over the shoulder restraints with an interlock mechanism.
"As with all rides at Oakwood, Hydro ride operation and design is signed off as safe by independent certifying engineers before it is opened to the public.
"We do, however, acknowledge the need to provide additional reassurance to future riders and are quite sure the new system will do this."
The ride has been billed by the theme park as "Europe's fastest and wettest water-coaster".
The Rev Bev Morgan, from the family's local chapel, Merchants' Hill, said on Thursday he was "very surprised" by the CPS' decision.
A spokeswoman for Oakwood Theme Park said, "We have always had the very highest quality standards and procedures at Oakwood and fully co-operated with the investigation.
"We therefore feel that the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute is the right decision.
"Our thoughts, as always, are with the family at this difficult time."