WATERWORLD remains closed today, Thursday, as a ‘precaution’ after more than 100 people were evacuated from the attraction yesterday.

On Wednesday, June 8, some visitors to the indoor water park – located in Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent - reported eye and throat irritation and nausea.

But Waterworld said they were ‘dealing with the situation’ and ‘nothing of concern’ was found in the water after inspection.

The site was closed, and at its height, at least eight ambulances, three fire engines, a Hazardous Area Response Team, police and an air ambulance were in attendance, with members of the public urged to avoid the area.

Two people were taken to hospital, with 46 others getting treatment from ambulance staff before being discharged.

But Waterworld have said ‘no harmful gases, liquids or other substances of any kind were found in the water’.

Making a statement on social media, the water park said: “We hope all involved with today's events have had a safe journey home.

“If you were asked to leave the park early, and didn't get a chance to speak to us directly, please contact us by emailing info@waterworld.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

“Purely as a matter of precaution, we will not be opening to the public on Thursday, June 9, while we double-check the entire facility.

“However, to confirm, emergency services inspected the entire venue today and found nothing of concern.”

The team added: “We expect to be open as normal from tomorrow (Friday, June 10).”