A teen boy suffered critical injuries Sunday after an accident involving the Branson Coaster.
Branson officials confirmed that an incident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20. According to a statement, Branson Fire Rescue was called about an injured rider at the self-described “alpine coaster” located on West 76 Country Boulevard near Walmart.
When emergency responders arrived, they found a 12-year-boy was trapped “under a coaster” with serious injuries. The crews immediately began emergency medical treatment while they worked to remove the boy from the ride.
Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152 said in a social media posting the rescue took an hour and forty minutes, calling it a “very technical rescue.”
Once the boy was free of the ride, he was taken by Mercy Life Line helicopter to Springfield. His condition was called “very serious” by firefighters, but the hospital has not been released the boy’s current condition to the media.
The Missouri State Fire Marshal will be investigating the incident