8 Aug, 2019 @ 16:33
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Spain’s longest slide permanently removed from Costa del Sol after riders left bruised and burned

FAIL: The longest slide in Spain was closed after riders received serious injuries, but now it has been removed for good ©theOlivePress

THE notorious longest slide in Spain has been removed from the Costa del Sol, following numerous accidents.

The 38-metre chute, which closed after its riders were left bruised and burned, has been dismantled.


Pictures show the stainless steel attraction cut up into pieces and the site where it was once housed, bare and fenced off.

Estepona’s PP Government has been slammed by the PSOE over the move, with the left wing party saying it expects ‘explanations’ of the slide’s expenses.

IN BITS: The Estepona slide has now been dismantled

But Estepona Ayuntamiento claims it awarded a free contract to the company that built and dismantled the slide, therefore no public money was used.

“Since no amount was ever paid for the slide this has not led to the payment of economic amounts for the said withdrawn infrastructure.”

It comes after the slide was proudly unveiled by Estepona Mayor Jose Maria Garcia Urbano in the run-up to the May 26 municipal elections.

The privately-funded slide in Los Niños Park was quoted as costing €28,000, while the budget for the green space as a whole was €298,839.

OOPS: Estepona Mayor, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano, was left with egg on his face after the slide had to be shut down just a day after it opened

But the ambitious politcian’s PR stunt backfired, as the world’s media began reporting incidents of horrific injuries.

One female rider said she ‘hurt everywhere’ after riding it, while others received friction burns and blisters.

The slide was closed on May 11 just 24 hours after opening.

It was then reopened with updated safety advice that users must not ride lying down and that children must be accompanied by adults.

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