Two injured in sledging incidents
4:51pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in Local
AN 18-year old was treated for possible spinal injuries and a man in his 20s suffered a broken leg in two sledging incidents today, Saturday.
At 12.58pm an ambulance, an air ambulance and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team were scrambled to playing fields at Eagley Brook.
They found an 18 year old man had been sledging down a “fairly steep” hill near to the banks of Eagley Brook, and had injured himself after falling off the sledge.
Due to the nature of the incident he was treated for possible spinal injuries and given painkilling gas before being taken by ambulance to the Royal Bolton Hospital.
At the same time reports were received of a second sledging incident and the mountain rescue team and air ambulance were called to Rivington.
They discovered a man in his mid-20s had suffered a broken leg on the banks of Yarrow reservoir and he was taken to hospital.