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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Boy, 11, critical after falling from pick-up truck

An 11-year-old boy remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital today after falling from a moving pick-up truck.

He was flown to a specialist unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in just 15 minutes by the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance.

The helicopter’s doctor and paramedic had to anaesthetise the boy before they were able to fly him from the scene close to his home at Cliburn, near Penrith.

Emergency services were called out to the incident at about 12.25pm yesterday.

Today, a police spokeswoman confirmed the boy’s condition was critical but stable.

He and an adult relative were in the 4x4-type vehicle on a country road close to their home when the incident happened. It is understood the vehicle was travelling at a ‘low speed’.

Police today appealed for from anyone who witnessed what happened or had information about it to call them on 101.

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