An 11-year-old girl has died after falling from a rapids ride at Drayton Manor theme park. The Splash Canyon attraction was shut on Tuesday after the girl, who was on a school trip, fell into the water.

Staffordshire Police said the victim, believed to be from the Leicester area, was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital at about 14:20 BST. She was confirmed dead shortly after arrival at hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service 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 she was flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor continuing treatment en-route. Unfortunately, shortly after arrival at hospital the girl passed away.”