Everything we know as Flamingo Land worker airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

A theme park worker has been airlifted to hospital following an incident on a ride.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 8:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 8:32 pm

Here is everything we know:

When were police called?

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

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What happened?

North Yorkshire Police said the maintenance worker was injured at the Flamingo Land attraction near Pickering on Wednesday afternoon.

His injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

What have police said?

A force spokeswoman said: "At around 1.30pm on August 5, 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."

What is the latest update?

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.

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