Boy suffers limb-threatening leg injury in Penrith


The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a boy who had suffered a limb-threatening leg injury during a football match in Penrith at around 3pm today (Sat 14.) The 12-year-old army cadet was assessed by North West Ambulance Service, who recognised that he had a limb-threatening injury which required swift intervention from a doctor. The GNAAS doctor-led trauma team from the aircraft then assessed and treated the boy and following successful treatment, he was taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by ambulance. .

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a boy who had suffered a limb-threatening leg injury during a football match in Penrith at around 3pm today (Sat 14.)

The 12-year-old army cadet was assessed by North West Ambulance Service, who recognised that he had a limb-threatening injury which required swift intervention from a doctor.

The GNAAS doctor-led trauma team from the aircraft then assessed and treated the boy and following successful treatment, he was taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by ambulance. 

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