UK theme park evacuated ‘serious incident’ during roller coaster ride

Image of Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Credit: Google maps – Bristolian Days Out

Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, has been evacuated and closed to the public after a ‘serious incident’ occurred at one of the facility’s rides.

Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, was evacuated this afternoon, Sunday October 23, after what was described as a “serious incident” at one of the rides. The famous Treetops roller coaster ride is believed to have been involved, and one person was rushed to hospital.

Emergency units were deployed during a medical incident in Narberth Park around 1 p.m., including an air ambulance from Wales which reportedly evacuated a patient. Members of the public were immediately expelled from ease and it remains closed.

“Following an incident in Oakwood today, we have closed the park to the public with immediate effect,” read a statement from Oakwood Theme Park. The Treetops roller coaster takes riders on a journey through the woods that surround the facility. It reaches speeds of up to 22 mph with its structure over 26 feet tall.

According to Mirroran investigation has been opened into the incident by the Health and Safety Executive.

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