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Teenager critically injured in toboggan incident

A teenager was critically injured in an accident while out sledging.

The 16-year-old suffered "life-threatening" head injuries after falling off a toboggan at speed in Middlesbrough.

He was airlifted to hospital and is said to be fighting for his life.

A teenager received "life-threatening" head injuries in Middlesbrough today.
A teenager received "life-threatening" head injuries in Middlesbrough today. Credit: PA

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said crews were called to land near Flatts Lane Country Park at 1.25pm today.

The spokesman described the boy's injuries as life-threatening, adding: "He was given an anaesthetic at scene before being transported to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in a critical condition."

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