Friday 31 October 2014

Teen critically injured in toboggan accident

Published 20/01/2013 | 16:38

A TEENAGER was critically injured in an accident while out sledging.





The 16-year-old suffered "life-threatening" head injuries after falling off a toboggan at speed in Middlesbrough.



He was airlifted to hospital and is said to be fighting for his life.



A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said crews were called to land near Flatts Lane Country Park at 1.25pm today.



The spokesman described the boy's injuries as life-threatening, adding: "He was given an anaesthetic at scene before being transported to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in a critical condition."



A road ambulance also attended the incident.



The air ambulance spokesman said further details may be released later.



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