Boy hurt in freak golf club accident

A BOY of 10 was seriously injured when he was hit on the head with a golf club at a holiday park.The youngster, who staying at the Waldergrave Holiday Park on Mersea Island when the accident happened, is being treated in hospital for a "very serious" head injury.

A BOY of 10 was seriously injured when he was hit on the head with a golf club at a holiday park.

The youngster, who staying at the Waldergrave Holiday Park on Mersea Island when the accident happened, is being treated in hospital for a "very serious" head injury.

It is not clear exactly how the boy was injured but it is thought he was struck with the club as someone was playing a shot.

He was initially taken to Colchester General Hospital by the air ambulance after the accident on Sunday but was later transferred to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for specialist treatment.


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Last night, the boy's family were at his bedside and a spokeswoman for the hospital said he was in a "stable" condition.

An ambulance, rapid response vehicle and the air ambulance were sent to the scene after a call to the Emergency Operations Centre at 12.31pm.

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An ambulance service spokesman said: "It is not clear exactly what happened, but the crews were told that the child was standing behind a man who was swinging a golf club.

"The 10-year-old, who was staying at the holiday park, suffered a very serious head injury.

"His condition was stabilised on scene before being flown to Colchester General Hospital where a paediatric team was on standby.

"After initial assessment and a CT scan, the youngster was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital for specialist care. He arrived there at 6.30pm on Sunday.

"There is no doubt that he suffered a very serious head injury but will get expert medical treatment at Great Ormond Street."

No one from the holiday park was available for comment yesterday.

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