Boy, 7, rushed to hospital following 30ft fall in Bolton
- A boy has been hospitalised following a fall in Bolton
- He fell 30ft down steep ground
- His condition is unknown
A seven-year-old boy has been hospitalised following a 30ft fall at Rivington Gardens in Bolton yesterday (Monday).
Emergency services attended the scene after the boy fell down steep ground located below the Seven Arches Bridge landmark, landing on a stone path.
The child was carried up to the bridge and transferred to an ambulance where he was later taken to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
His condition has not yet been confirmed.
A post on the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team Facebook page said: “At 2.04pm this afternoon the team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust who were requesting our attendance to help extricate a casualty at Rivington Terraced Gardens. An NWAS crew and North West Air Ambulance Charity aircraft were already in attendance.
“A seven year old boy was reported to have tumbled some 30 feet down steep ground below the Seven Arches Bridge landmark, eventually coming to rest on a stone path.
“Working with the NWAS and NWAA crews on scene the young man was carried up to the bridge and transferred to an NWAS ambulance for transfer by road to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
“Our thanks go to numerous members of staff from United Utilities for their assistance during this incident.”