Water ski ramp set on fire

WATER-skiers were today preparing to inspect damage to their ramp after firefighters were called out to deal with a blaze on the equipment.One crew from Felixstowe fire station attended the incident at the ski ramp on Falkenham Marshes alongside the River Deben about 10pm last night .

WATER-skiers were today preparing to inspect damage to their ramp after firefighters were called out to deal with a blaze on the equipment.

One crew from Felixstowe fire station attended the incident at the ski ramp on Falkenham Marshes alongside the River Deben about 10pm last night .

The ramp is part of the facilities belonging to the East Suffolk Water Ski Club - but today it was a mystery as to how the fire started.

Club chairman Steve James said club members would inspect the damage today.

Mr James said: “The ramp was out of the water as we had not been using it recently.

“It needed some repair and we were thinking of taking it apart - so it is not as disappointing as if it had been some of our other equipment.

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“It sounds like there have been some people down there who shouldn't have been, but at this stage we don't really know what has happened. I am more annoyed that this has led to the fire brigade being called out when they might have been needed for something more important.”

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