Suffolk schoolboy in tree impaling horror

A six-year-old boy has fallen into a tree at school and impaled his jaw on a piece of wood.

A six-year-old boy fell into a tree at school and impaled his jaw on a piece of wood.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and a land ambulance were called to Northfield St Nicholas Primary School, St Margaret's Road, Lowestoft, at 1pm on Monday.

Headteacher Jackie Cutchey said the youngster was playing with his friends when the wood went into his jaw.

“He needed minor treatment and went home again straight away. He came in to see us and is quite well,” she said.

The Anglia One helicopter crew were at the scene in 12 minutes and gave the youngster pain relief before taking him and his mother to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital as a precaution.

Mrs Cutchey added: “It was a great comfort to have his mum with him.”

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Simon Gray, chief executive of the EAAA, said: “This was a very distressing accident for the little boy and we were happy to play our part in helping him.

“Anglia One is a spacious air ambulance which means that when we need to transport children, as in this case, we are able to bring a parent with them, which is comforting for both.

“We hope he will make a swift recovery and soon be back at school with his friends.”

t Visit www.eaaa.org.uk for information on the air ambulance.