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Lightwater Valley theme park: Boy airlifted to hospital

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Image caption The theme park is located approximately 5 miles from the North Yorkshire city of Ripon

A boy has been airlifted to hospital after an incident at a theme park in North Yorkshire.

Eyewitnesses have suggested the boy fell from a ride at Lightwater Valley. His condition is not known.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirmed the boy was transported to Leeds General Infirmary from the site near Ripon.

North Yorkshire Police said it had been called to reports of a “medical incident” at 11:30 BST.

Officers remain at the scene, the force said.

Lightwater Valley has said it is not commenting at present.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was “aware of the incident” and is making initial inquiries.

In June 2001, twenty-year-old Gemma Savage died after two cars collided on a ride at the park.

According to the theme park’s website, Lightwater Valley started life as a pig farm located approximately 5 miles from the North Yorkshire city of Ripon.

The park as it is known today was born after the purchase and creation of the Rat Rollercoaster in 1987, which at the time became the world’s first and only subterranean rollercoaster.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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