Child airlifted to hospital after impaling arm on railing at Hartlepool Marina

A child was taken to hospital by air ambulance after they impaled their arm on a railing on the last day of the half-term holiday.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 2:27 pm

Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were called to Fleet Avenue, next to Hartlepool Marina, at around 5pm on Friday, June 5.

The NEAS sent a paramedic crew before alerting the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA).

The fire service freed the youngster, with the GNAA helicopter taking the child to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.

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The incident happened on Fleet Avenue in Hartlepool. Image copyright Google.

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