Boy, nine, impaled on reinforcing bar after falling 12 feet

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A nine-year-old boy fell 12 feet from a car park and impaled his leg on a metal reinforcing bar on Friday night.

Crews from Douglas fire station were sent to help an ambulance crew at the scene on Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

The boy had landed in a confined space between the car park and a steep embankment.

The boy received medical treatment from paramedics, however he could not be moved due to his leg being impaled.

Fire crews used hydraulic cutters to cut the section on which the boy was impaled.

A short section of the reinforcing bar was left in the child’s leg and was removed later at hospital.

Crews used specialist line rescue techniques along with a basket stretcher to bring the casualty up a steep incline and back on to ground level where he was transferred to a waiting ambulance and taken to Noble’s Hospital for further treatment.

It thought that the child’s injuries are not life threatening.

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