‘Stable’: boy falls 3 m from bridge

2010-06-01 00:00

A SIX-year-old boy fell three metres from a bridge while he was playing with his friends in Imbali yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened in Imbali Stage Two at about 2.30 pm. He was taken to Edendale Hospital to be treated for head and back injuries.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the boy is in a stable condition. “The boys were swinging on an iron bar on the side of the bridge when one of them fell,” he said.

He said the police informed ER24 of the accident. “On the way to the scene, paramedics were flagged down by a principal who was driving the young boy to hospital.”

“The boy was found to have serious injuries that required advanced life support intervention,” said Banks.

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