Young boy airlifted from Castle Grounds

 

Thursday 2nd June 2016 – 5.05pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A young boy has been airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital after falling from a motorised scooter this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Castle Grounds in Tamworth at 12.30pm and sent an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor and a critical care paramedic on board, to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a boy, believed to be 10-years-old, who had fallen from a scooter whilst riding down a hill near to the castle.

“The boy, who was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness on arrival of ambulance staff, was treated for a serious head injury.

“Once his condition had been stabilised he was carefully moved to the awaiting air ambulance, which had landed by a nearby river, before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“The hospital had been alerted to the boy’s condition prior to arrival but thankfully, his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.”

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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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