Air ambulance called after boy kicked in face by horse

The WNAA air ambulance in action
The WNAA air ambulance in action

An air ambulance crew helped two youngsters injured in the county during the Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday afternoon (August 25) Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) attended an incident in a village near Wellingborough where an eight-year-old boy had fallen off a quad bike injuring his leg.

The DLRAA was able to land on a nearby lawn and administered pain relief before immobilising the patient.

The casualty was then taken by East Midlands Ambulance Service to Kettering General Hospital.

Bank Holiday Monday saw a seven-year-old boy being airlifted to hospital by DLRAA after he was injured by a horse while out cycling.

The casualty had been riding his bike along a country lane with his father just outside of Duston in the county when he was kicked in the face by a horse.

The DLRAA crew landed in a nearby field and administered oxygen to the boy before immobilising him and airlifting him with his father to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment to his facial injuries.

As summer draws to an end and people begin to return back to school and work, DLRAA is urging members of the public to continue to take care and stay safe to help minimalise the risk of accidents.

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