Boy, 11, hurt in Hartlepool park fall

Paramedics pictured at the Summerhill incident.
Paramedics pictured at the Summerhill incident.

A BOY was taken to hospital after he fell from rocks while playing in a popular town beauty spot.

The 11-year-old was rushed to hospital by ambulance after the fall at Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool yesterday afternoon.

The lad complained of back and neck pain after falling around 12ft and he also had a suspected head injury.

It is understood he had been playing on the boulders close to Summerhill’s BMX track.

A helicopter from the Great North Air Ambulance charity also flew to the incident due to the park’s location, but it was not needed.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We got a call out at 3.44pm for an 11-year-old boy who had fallen approximately 12ft from some rocks.

“He was put in an ambulance and taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton.

“The air ambulance was called due to the location, but it was stood down.

“As far as his injuries are concerned he was complaining at the scene of back and neck pain and it is thought he suffered a head injury from banging his head off the rocks.”