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Rugeley teenager airlifted to hospital after playground fall

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 13, 2014

By Alison Thomas

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A RUGELEY teenager has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after suffering a nasty leg break when he slipped over in the playground.

The incident took place during the lunchbreak at Fair Oakes College in Penkridge Bank Road in Rugeley.

An ambulance, a rapid response car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene after an emergency call at 1.15pm on Monday.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a 13 year old boy who had fallen in the wet outside.

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“The aircrew were able to give him advanced pain relief so that he could have his right leg manipulated and then be put in a splint.

“He was then carried to the air ambulance, which had landed on the playing fields, before being flown to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire.”

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