A theme park staff member has been airlifted to hospital after suffering ‘serious’ injuries to his leg while completing maintenance work on a ride.

Emergency services were called to Flamingo Land Resort, near Pickering, at 1.30 this afternoon. The man’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this stage, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said.

They stated that the Health and Safety Executive have been informed of the incident.

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

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It is not clear exactly how the man’s injury was caused in the park.

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Images from the scene show paramedics on standby, while an air ambulance carries the man to hospital.

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