Drayton Manor Theme Park Ride Closed in Major Incident

A ride at Drayton Manor theme park has been closed following a major incident.

The park said Splash Canyon was shut on Tuesday due to reports of someone falling into the water.

Staffordshire Police said a girl, believed to be 11 years old and from the Leicester area, was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the park at 14:18 BST.  The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident.

A ride at Drayton Manor theme park has been closed following a major incident.

The park said Splash Canyon, which opened in 1993, was shut today due to reports of someone falling into the water.

Staffordshire Police said a girl, believed to be 11 years old and from the Leicester area, was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the park at 14:18 BST.  The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident.

The theme park added, “The Splash Canyon ride has been closed following an incident this afternoon.  Emergency services are at the scene and our fully trained park staff are assisting.”

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