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30th May 2019

Child airlifted to hospital after ‘serious incident’ at UK theme park

Wayne Farry

Lightwater Valley

The incident occurred at Lightwater Valley theme park

A young child has been airlifted to hospital after being injured during what police are calling a “serious incident” at Lightwater Valley theme park in Yorkshire.

The six-year-old boy has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Eyewitnesses have claimed that the boy was seen falling off a rollercoaster known as the Twister, though emergency services have not confirmed this.

North Yorkshire Police said it was called to reports of a “medical incident” at 11.30am at the theme park.

On the park’s website, they confirmed that they were aware of the accident taking place.

“We can confirm that following an incident on one of our rides this morning, a child is receiving treatment at a local hospital,” reads the statement which greets visitors to the site.

“Emergency services have confirmed the child was conscious when they arrived at the scene and his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

“The ride remains closed at the current time but the rest of the park is still open.

“We will issue an update as soon as we have any more information.”

Image credit: Lightwater Valley Theme Park