12-year-old boy injured in Branson roller coaster accident

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BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after an accident at a roller coaster attraction in Branson.

Branson officials say the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at The Branson Coaster.

Emergency responders found the child trapped on a ride with what appeared to be serious injuries.

The child had to be extricated. He was flown by helicopter to a Springfield hospital.

Details about his injuries have not been released. The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s office is investigating the cause of the accident.

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