Child falls from coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

LINGONIER, Pa. (AP) – A child has fallen from a roller coaster at a western Pennsylvania amusement park.

A Westmoreland County emergency dispatcher says an ambulance was sent to the Idlewild and SoakZone amusement park near Ligonier just after noon Thursday.

She says the child was conscious and airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, about 50 miles west. The child’s condition wasn’t immediately available.

The park’s website lists two roller coasters: a classic wooden one that follows rolling hills and a faster, steel coaster at treetop level. It wasn’t immediately clear which one the child fell from.

The accident comes four days after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated as he rode a waterslide at a Kansas water park.

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