Air ambulance at Flamingo Land after serious ‘industrial accident’ leaves man with leg injuries

Air ambulance at Flamingo Land after serious 'industrial accident' leaves man with leg injuries

An air ambulance was called to Flamingo Land after an industrial accident on a ride left a man with serious leg injuries.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed they were called at around 1:30pm to the theme park and zoo in Kirby.

The accident is understood to have happened on the Dino Roller ride.

In a statement, the force said: “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.”

An air ambulance arrives at Flamingo Land

Footage from the scene shows a helicopter landing near the park and other emergency services nearby.

It is understood the accident happened on the Dino Roller ride.

Tourists queuing for the Kumali ride said they aw the air ambulance fly overhead before landing inside the park.

An air ambulance arriving into the park

Staff have also closed off an area inside the venue.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirms the injured man was taken by ambulance to hospital.

A spokeswoman said: “We were called to the incident at Flamingo Land and airlifted the casualty to hospital.”

One visitor has told Hull Live Flamingo Land remains open.

An area inside the park has been cordoned off

Police vehicles at the scene in Flamingo Land

He said: “Rides are still running, including roller coasters, with screams blaring out from the park’s array of rides.

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“Many families are leaving the park as you’d expect for the time of day.”

Flamingo Land brands itself as a theme park, zoo and resort and had recently reopened its doors to visitors after months of closure during lockdown.

On its website, the resort describes itself as: “Yorkshire’s ultimate Theme Park attraction & an award winning Zoo, plus a luxury Resort Village, for fantastic family days out, holidays & short breaks.”

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