Fenland schoolboy, 10, taken to hospital with burns to face and chest

A FENLAND schoolboy was taken to hospital on Saturday night with burns to his chest and face.

The Magpas Helimedix team flew to the 10-year-old’s home in Welney, near Downham Market, on a shared Magpas and Cambridgeshire police helicopter at 5.42pm.

The team assisted the ambulance crew and provided pre-hospital care whilst escorting him by land ambulance to Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge.

On arrival the youngster was described as being in a serious but stable condition.

Debbie Florence, from Magpas, said: “This incident highlights how crucial our service is especially at night.


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“We were able to make sure the patient received the right treatment at the scene and then transferred him to the right hospital for his injuries.”

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