18/04/2016 13:35 BST | Updated 18/04/2016 13:46 BST

Boy, 3, Collapses And Dies At Wheelgate Park

A three-year-old boy has died after collapsing at a children’s theme park in Nottingham.

The little boy was taken ill at the park in Farnsfield on Sunday and was airlifted to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, the Nottingham Post reports. There is no suggestion his death is linked to the park.

The park will be closed on Monday as a mark of respect for the child and his family.

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The boy collapsed at Wheelgate Park in Nottinghamshire 

In a statement published online, it said: “Management and staff at Wheelgate Park would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of a young child who passed away in hospital after having suddenly taken ill while visiting the park on Sunday 17 April.

“As a mark of respect, the park will be closed on Monday 18 April and reopen on Tuesday 19 April.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our visitors on Sunday 17 April for their cooperation and understanding during what was clearly a very distressing time for the child and his family, and also to extend our gratitude to the work of all the emergency services, as well as on off-duty nurse who assisted immediately and the on-site first aid team.”