Child 'may need surgery' after accident on fairground ride

A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to Alder Hey Children's Hospital after suffering serious facial injuries on a fairground ride in Poulton.

Monday, 5th June 2017, 10:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:36 pm
The air ambulance landing at Cottam Hall (Pic: Ben Ward)

The youngster was treated by paramedics called to Fosters Funfair - held on the Cottam Hall playing fields as part of the town's gala celebrations - before being taken to the specialist Merseyside hospital by helicopter, police said.

He suffered a fractured eye socket and medics believe he may need surgery, a spokesman added.

Police officers were called to the fair, off Blackpool Old Road, by the ambulance service shortly after 5pm yesterday.

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An investigation into the cause of the accident was launched.

Writing on Facebook, Ian Roberts said he was at the fair with his daughter when the boy fell 'while the ride [was] in motion'.

He said others on the ride screamed in horror after seeing his injuries.

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