Tuesday 9th May 2017 – 5.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
An 11-year-old girl has died following an incident at Drayton Manor Theme Park this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a patient who had fallen into water at 2.18pm.
An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response paramedic, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, were sent to the scene. The first resource was on scene within seven minutes.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a girl with serious injuries who had been rescued from the water by park staff.
“Ambulance staff administered advanced life support before the girl was flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor continuing treatment en-route.
“Unfortunately, shortly after arrival at hospital it became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased.