Tuesday 4th August 2015 – 2.05pm – Chris Kowalik.
A warning has been issued by ambulance service bosses to children after a boy fell through a disused garage roof while retrieving his football.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Blythe Bridge area of Stoke-on-Trent shortly after 12.45pm today.
An ambulance crew and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It appears the boy went onto the roof to get his football when the roof gave way and he fell about ten feet into the locked garage, landing on its concrete floor.
“Because the garage was locked, police had to force it open in order for crews to get inside. The boy had head and wrist injuries. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“We would warn children to be careful where they play and parents to know where they are.”