Teenager airlifted to hospital after river fall

The 14 year-old was rescued by mountain rescue team volunteers at Badgers Wood
The 14 year-old was rescued by mountain rescue team volunteers at Badgers Wood
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A teenager was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a fall at a beauty spot in Bilsborrow, say Ambulance Services.

The 14 year-old was rescued by mountain rescue team volunteers at Badgers Wood after he fell at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 26.

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Two air ambulances attended the scene as well as an advanced trained paramedic after the teen fell from a tree into a river.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "A teenage boy in his mid teens suffered arm and leg injuries following a fall.

"He was taken to Alder Hey children's hospital by air ambulance.

"He was described as having major trauma, although he was conscious when paramedics attended."

A Bowland Mountain Rescue Team spokesman said: "This evening the team were called to assist North West Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance Charity with a boy who had fallen from a tree and landed in the river.

"He suffered from lower leg and arm injuries. The team carried him to the air ambulance for a wards transportation to hospital.

"We wish him a speedy recovery."

The current condition of the teenager is not known.