Boy taken to hospital by air ambulance after 8ft fall from treehouse in Rugby

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AN air ambulance helicopter landed in the garden of a Rugby boy after he fell 8ft from the ladder of his treehouse.

Crews were on their way back to their base at Coventry Airport when they received the emergency call at about 2pm on Sunday.

They took just seven minutes to arrive to treat the 11-year-old boy, who has not been named.

A Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance spokesman said: “On arrival the youngster was conscious and complaining of neck and shoulder pain.

“The doctor and paramedic suspected a right clavicle fracture so used a scoop stretcher to move him onto the helicopter and used a neck collar for additional support.

“A bubble wrap blanket was also used to raise his temperature as he was very cold.

Paramedic Paul Mullins added said: “As soon as we warmed him up and he stopped shivering he was much more comfortable as he was able to keep his body still which helped reduce the pain to his injuries.”

He was then transferred by air to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for further treatment.

The location of the boy’s home has not been disclosed by the ambulance service for reasons of confidentiality.