Boy, 7, who fell from rollercoaster is rushed back to hospital for emergency brain surgery weeks later

THE schoolboy who fell 30ft from a theme park rollercoaster has undergone emergency brain surgery after being admitted to hospital again. 

The boy, 7, fell from the Twister ride at Lightwater Valley theme park near Ripon, North Yorks, in May, had to be rushed weeks later by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary where surgeons performed the operation.

The youngster is said to have fallen off Lightwater Valley’s Twister ride on Thursday morning
The seven-year-old boy was seen “falling 30ft” from the Twister ride this morning

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The boy is being treated for non-life threatening injuries[/caption]

His worried mum later posted a photograph of her son in his hospital bed on Facebook, reports Mirror Online

He was out of theatre but it is not known his latest condition or if the surgery was related to injuries he suffered in May. 

The emergency admission was on July 24 which was five weeks after the youngster was discharged from hospital following the accident on the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley theme park, near Ripon.

He was airlifted to hospital with “critical” head injuries after he fell.

An air ambulance arrived at Lightwater Valley theme park following reports a youngster had fallen from the Twister ride just after 11.30am

The ride still remains closed as the Health and Safety Executive continue to investigate the accident.

Speaking in June theme park boss Ian Cunningham said he was sorry for the “upset and anxiety” the incident has caused the boy and his family.

He added: “As a father myself, I can imagine only too well how it must have felt for everyone involved when the incident happened, and in the hours since.

“Our thoughts and concerns are completely focused on the child and his family at this difficult time.

“I would like to say how sorry I am personally for the upset and anxiety that this incident has caused.

“We are committed to offering our full support to the family.”

Witnesses described after the boy fell his hysterical mother stuck in the car on the ride above.

Visitors are said to have screamed in horror and shouted for someone to help the child.

He added: “As a father myself, I can imagine only too well how it must have felt for everyone involved when the incident happened, and in the hours since.

“Our thoughts and concerns are completely focused on the child and his family at this difficult time.

“I would like to say how sorry I am personally for the upset and anxiety that this incident has caused.

“We are committed to offering our full support to the family.”

The young boy, seven, was airlifted to hospital this morning
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The seven-year-old boy was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary following the incident
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Emergency crews rushed to the site following reports a boy had fallen from the Lightwater Valley theme park Twister ride
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