A "major incident" has been declared at Flamingo Land after a member of staff was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries to his leg.

An air ambulance can be seen landing at the theme park near Malton in North Yorkshire.

Footage shot close to park showed a helicopter landing nearby as other emergency services vehicles arrived.

Images from the scene were taken at about 4.30pm today.

Tourists queuing for the Kumasi ride said they had seen an air ambulance flying overhead before it landed.

Staff have since closed off an area inside the park.

North Yorkshire Police have told Hull Live a member of staff has been airlifted to hospital, where they are being treated for serious injuries to his leg.

An air ambulance filmed landing near the theme park

A spokesman 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."

Yorkshire Air Ambulance also confirmed 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.”

Flamingo Land is a theme park, zoo, and resort located in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.

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."