A six-year-old British boy is recovering in hospital after falling from a theme park ride at Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire.
The child was medevacked to Leeds General Infirmary after falling from the Twister rollercoaster on Thursday morning at the amusement park in North Stainley, North Yorkshire, BBC reports.
This morning it was confirmed that the child was was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with head injuries and his condition described as "critical".
Today, a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with head injuries following the incident where he now remains".
In a statement, Lightwater Valley said they were "devastated" by the news of his condition "and our thoughts are with the family".
North Yorkshire Police said they were working with the Health and Safety Executive, which is leading the investigation into what happened on the ride, which is now closed. "Two seconds after that, he actually fell out of the carriage to the floor, maybe around 12-15 feet he fell".
The rollercoaster, called the Twister, is described as a "spinning roller coaster with passengers boarding a odd waltzer-shaped ride vehicle and heading on an epic ascent to the treetops" on the Lightwater Valley website.
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