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Boy, six, is flown to hospital after 'falling 30ft' from same Twister roller coaster that st


A six-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital today after falling up to 30ft off a rollercoaster at a theme park in a horror accident during the half-term holidays, Daily Mail reported.

He was allegedly left hanging from the back of the moving carriage at Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire, while his mother screamed beside him.

Emergency services rushed to the Twister ride at the park in North Stainley, near Ripon, and the boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance.

It comes 18 years after Durham University student Gemma Savage, 20, died when two cars collided on the same Twister ride, which was then called Treetop Twister.

Mark Charnley, 46, who was visiting today from his home in Cumbria with his wife Clare, 42, and two daughters, said the boy was hanging out of the back of the ride.

He said: 'Me and my eldest daughter were in the queue for the Twister ride, which is like a rollercoaster but with individual spinning carriages.

Paramedics attend to a boy who allegedly fell from the rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley today

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My view: That's horrible, what an awful experience for the little boy, hope he's ok.

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