Child falls from coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

A child was reportedly conscious but had to be airlifted to a hospital after falling from a roller coaster at a western Pennsylvania amusement park Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The child had an unspecified injury and was with immediate family, a public information officer from Idlewild and SoakZone amusement park told Fox News.

An ambulance was sent to the park near Ligonier just after noon Thursday, a Westmoreland County emergency dispatcher said.

The child, whose condition, age, name and gender weren't immediately available, was airlifted to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, about 50 miles west.

The park remained open as of Thursday afternoon.

"Park is still open," the Idlewild spokesperson told Fox News. "Everything running as normal."

Park spokesman Jeff Croushore told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the boy fell off a ride called the Rollo Coaster, which was built in 1938 and is made of wood. The paper reported that  visitors must be 48 inches (four feet) tall to ride the coaster alone or 36 inches (three feet) tall to ride with an adult.

The accident comes four days after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated as he rode a waterslide at a Kansas water park.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.