Boy dies after fall at adventure theme park

An 11 year old boy has dies after falling from a rise at a popular adventure theme park in Snowdonia.

It happened at the Greenwood Forest Park at Bethel, near Caernarfon on Sunday afternoon.

The 11 year old was flown to Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor by air ambulance where he died.

North Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched a joint investigation.

A spokesman from Greenwood Forest Park said:

"There was a tragic accident at GreenWood Forest Park on Easter Sunday. An eleven year old boy died when he fell from the zip wire - he was airlifted to hospital but his life could not be saved.

"All the equipment was checked at 10am in the morning and was all in good condition.

"We are cooperating fully with the police and the Health and Safety Executive in their investigation. We have always put safety as our number one priority and we are determined to understand fully what has happened.

"As a mark of respect to the family concerned we are closing the Park on Easter Monday.

"Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family of the boy.