6 year old boy airlifted to hospital after ‘serious incident’ at Yorkshire theme park

A six-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after a ‘serious incident’ at Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services were called to the park in North Stainely at 11:30 am this morning. 

The child was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary by Yorkshire Air Ambulance. North Yorkshire Police say the child’s condition is not life-threatening and he was conscious when emergency services arrived.

Witnesses at the park claimed to see the child fall from the Twister rollercoaster.

Theme park visitor Emma Rowland tweeted this video of the air ambulance landing at the park.

Lara-Susan James claims the incident happened on the Twister rollercoaster. 

In a statement, Lightwater Valley park confirmed the ride remains closed but the rest of the park is open.

We can confirm that following an incident on one of our rides this morning, a child is receiving treatment at a local hospital.

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.
– Lightwater Valley

Police were called to reports of a medical incident involving a child at Lightwater Valley theme park near Ripon at 11.30am today.
Officers are currently at the scene. Further updates will be provided when available.
– North Yorkshire Police