Boy falls 25 feet from tree

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Monday 26th May 2014 – 8.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A boy received emergency medical treatment and was airlifted to hospital after falling from a tree in Worcestershire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to Abbey Park in Evesham shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon. The first ambulance resource arrived on scene within three minutes of the 999 call.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews were called to reports of a boy who had fallen approximately 25 feet from a tree. On arrival at the scene, ambulance staff treated the boy believed to be eight years of age for a fractured leg. Due to the nature of the incident the boy was also treated for potential pelvic and abdominal injuries.

“The casualty was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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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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