CHILD DIES IN CANAL TRAGEDY

Wednesday 20th March 2013  –  9.30pm – Steve Parry.

A child has died and two others have been taken to hospital after falling into a canal in Kidderminster yesterday evening. (Tuesday)

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called to a location near Springfield Park, Kidderminster shortly after 6.15pm.

Two ambulances, an officer in a rapid response vehicle, together with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the CARE team, including a doctor, were alerted to the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews joined other emergency services in searching a location near Springfield Park after reports of children in difficulty in the water.

“A female was recovered from the water and found to be in cardiac arrest. Resuscitation was immediately carried out on the child before the patient was later taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“It is understood that the child later died in hospital.

“Two further children were treated at the scene for hypothermia. A boy and girl, believed to be 6-years old were out of the water when ambulance crews arrived. They were conveyed to Worcester Hospital.”  

Ends

 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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