Firefighters help save boy, 11, in Hatfield

FIREFIGHTERS had to rescue a young cyclist who fell off his bike and became trapped at the bottom of an embankment. A fire crew was called to assist paramedics at The Ryde School in Pleasant Rise, Hatfield, after an 11-year-old boy fell off his BMX yeste

FIREFIGHTERS had to rescue a young cyclist who fell off his bike and became trapped at the bottom of an embankment.

A fire crew was called to assist paramedics at The Ryde School in Pleasant Rise, Hatfield, after an 11-year-old boy fell off his BMX yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

With ambulance crews unable to reach him at the bottom of the embankment, a unit from Hatfield fire station was sent to help out.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance service, said: "We were called to The Ryde School at 5.08pm to a male child aged 11 years who had fallen off his pushbike. We believe he was attempting to ride up the embankment when he fell off his bike and landed awkwardly.


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"Due to this, the fire service was asked to assist in his safe removal to the ambulance. "Following stabilisation and treatment by paramedics, he was taken to the QE2 hospital with minor injuries.

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