VISITORS have been evacuated from Oakwood Theme Park after an air ambulance rushed to a medical emergency on a popular rollercoaster ride.

A person has been rushed to hospital after the "serious" incident, believed to have taken place on the Treetops ride.

Paramedics raced to the amusement park in Pembrokeshire, Wales, about 1pm on Sunday afternoon.

A patient was seen being taken from the scene via Wales Air Ambulance shortly before 4pm.

Visitors were evacuated from the amusement park early and it was closed early following the incident.

The popular Treetops ride is a rollercoaster that explores the surrounding woodland area.

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The rollercoasters travel at a top speed of around 22mph and stands just over 26 feet high.

In a statement, Oakwood Theme Park said: “As a result of an incident at Oakwood today we have closed the park to the public with immediate effect."

Dyfed Powys Police says the Health and Safety Executive will lead the investigation, the Mirror reports.

A spokeswoman for Health and Safety Executive says they are "aware"of the incident.

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She confirmed that one person had been taken to hospital.

Details surrounding the circumstances of the incident are still being accessed.

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