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Ten-year-old boy 'stable' after air ambulance rescue

The air ambulance. Credit: ITV Border

A ten-year-old boy is in a 'stable' condition in hospital, after being rescued by the Great North Air Ambulance over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

The boy crashed into a metal post while riding his bike in Flimby, and was treated for potential head and chest injuries before being airlifted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool within 30 minutes.

A spokesperson for the air ambulance said the boy's mother has now been in touch, to say that his CT scan has come back all clear, showing he has made a full recovery.


Flimby flood report: meeting

Residents of a west Cumbrian village hit by flooding in the build up to Storm Desmond are being invited to a public meeting tonight.

More than a hundred properties in Flimby flooded on the 3rd of December last year.

It was the first place in our region to suffer significant damage during the winter floods.

The meeting will discuss a report looking at how future flooding could be prevented.


WATCH: houses in Cumbria knee-deep in water

Dozens of houses in West Cumbria were flooded after persistent rain yesterday.

The small coastal village of Flimby was one of the worst-hit. Greg Hoare has this report:

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