Young girl dies on ‘River Rapids Ride’ at UK theme park

A young girl has died after she reportedly fell from a river rapids ride at a theme park in England.

The tragic accident occurred at Drayton Manor in Tamworth, Staffordshire Police confirmed.

Local media say the 11-year-old girl was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital after falling into the water from the ride.


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She died shortly after arrival at hospital.

The park confirmed that it would remain closed tomorrow as a “mark of respect” to the young girl’s family.

“Following today’s tragic events, Drayton Manor Theme Park will be closed on Wednesday 10th May as a mark of respect to the family,” a tweet from the theme park reads.

It’s believed the girl was on a school trip when the accident occurred.

Health and Safety have been notified and investigations are underway.