UPDATE: Skin graft for boy, 6, injured in ghost train accident

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A boy believed to be from Sheffield has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and needed a skin graft after falling from the ghost train at Skegness Pleasure Beach.

The six-year-old is believed to have been trapped under one of the cars on the ride.

The uncle of the boy involved took to social media to give an update on his nephew’s condition.

Posting on the Ingoldmells and Chapel Fans Facebook page, Geoff Russon said: “Thomas went down for skin graft surgery at 3pm today.

“I can’t give anymore news till I hear from his mum.

“I believe if all goes well he may well be transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

“I will try to keep you informed of his progress, but as you can appreciate it is a difficult time for his family.

“A terrible start to the school holidays for Thomas but he will get better.”

The message came after Mr Russon previously put up a message explaining his nephew, believed to be from Beighton, had been in ‘a horrific accident on the Ghost Train’.

It has been reported that the boy suffered abdominal injuries as a result of the ride going over him.

Hundreds of well wishers have since responded to the post with get well messages.

He was flown by the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

An air ambulance spokesman said: “The Air Ambulance arrived at the scene at 12.36pm, was there for half an hour leaving at 1.04pm and landed at Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham at 1.36.

“The patient was attended by paramedics Jane Pattison and John McKenzie who were able to calm him at the scene.”

The cause of the accident is not known.

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.

A spokesman said: “We are aware of the incident and are making initial enquiries.”

The ride was closed on Monday but reopened as normal yesterday.