Saturday 21 April 2018

Boy fights for life after accident at Disneyland

Henry Samuel

A five-year-old boy is "in a critical condition" after an accident at Disneyland Paris – Europe's top tourist attraction.

Police said the boy, from Montpellier, southern France, and whose first name is Iban, was "fighting for his life" at the Necker children's hospital in Paris.

The accident occurred when the child fell out of a boat in the amusement park's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Anna Chazareix, the officer in charge of the investigation, said the boy, "accompanied by his father, lost his balance when the boat was arriving at the end of the ride".

He "fell and found himself stuck under the boat" in the water, she added, before his father and others pulled him out.

During the ride, the boy leaned back and fell out of his boat. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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