Man airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries on Flamingo Land ride

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Flamingo Land. Photograph: Andy Charlton on Twitter
5 Aug 2020 @ 4.51 pm
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The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been called out to an incident at Flamingo Land.

Police were also called to the scene after a member of staff was seriously hurt on one of the rides.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “At around 1.30pm on 5 August, North Yorkshire Police were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an industrial incident at Flamingo Land Resort near Pickering.

“A member of maintenance staff suffered leg injuries while working on a ride.

“The man was airlifted to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Although serious, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.

Eye witnesses at the theme park near Pickering said an incident tent was erected near one of the rides.

People at the theme park say the Dino Coaster rollercoaster has been closed.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Yorkshire Ambulance Service received an emergency call just after 1.20pm this afternoon to an incident involving a man who had been injured at Flamingo Land Resort in North Yorkshire.

“Two ambulances and an air ambulance were dispatched to the scene and the patient was flown to hospital for further care.”

An ambulance at the theme park. Photograph: Andy Charlton on Twitter