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Two children pulled from river

Two children have been pulled from the River Arrow in Redditch after they got into trouble at around lunchtime on July 24.

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Children pulled from river before ambulances arrived

West Midlands Ambulance say the two children who were seen in difficullty in the River Arrow had been pulled form the water by the time crew arrived.

A spokeswoman said:

“Ambulance crews treated a six-year-old girl who was found to have a reduced level of consciousness and suffering from hypothermia. The girl was also found to have ingested some water from the river. Crews provided emergency medical treatment at the scene before airlifting the girl to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where on arrival, she was conscious and talking to paramedics.

“A second patient, an 11-year-old boy, is also believed to have ingested some of the river water and was suffering from hypothermia. The boy again was provide with medical treatment at the scene and conveyed, via land ambulance, to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further assessment and treatment."

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