A theme park was closed on Sunday after an incident which reportedly saw one person taken to hospital.
The incident happened at the Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, on Sunday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene, including the Welsh Ambulance Service and an air ambulance.
Reports suggested that the incident happened on a rollercoaster called the ‘Treetops’ ride, which runs through woodlands at the park, though that has not been confirmed.
Reports from witnesses suggested that one patient was taken to hospital via air ambulance.
A video shared on Twitter showed the air ambulance landing at the scene.
Rhodri Mason tweeted: “Very sad to see the air ambulance arriving at Oakwood Theme Park today. Really hoping that everyone involved is OK and makes a fully recovery.”
Other witnesses reported hearing screams after the serious, which was described by one onlooker as “serious”.
The Metro newspaper quoted Sean Hayes as saying that he noticed the back end of the Treetops rollercoaster “slipping and sliding off the track”, with one girl “crying in severe distress”.
The incident is now being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which confirmed it has been liaising with Dyfed Powys Police but is taking the lead on the investigation.
The park was closed following the incident, with visitors reportedly evacuated as investigations into the incident began.
A statement from Oakwood Theme Park said: “As a result of an incident at Oakwood today we have closed the park to the public with immediate effect.”
Oakwood Theme Park describes itself as ‘Wales’ biggest theme park’, with a range of rides and attractions.
Source – Yahoo News