Boy in hospital after falling from college roof-top

A YOUNG boy was taken to hospital after plunging from a college roof, paramedics have said.

The 12-year-old boy was trapped, injured on the roof of St Peter’s College in Chelmsford on Sunday.

Paramedics were called to the scene in Fox Crescent at 2.40pm.

Because of the precarious position of the boy on the high roof ledge, firefighters and paramedics worked together to rescue him.

An ambulance spokesperson said: “The job itself was out of the ordinary.

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“The patient was recovered on a long board and brought back down to the ground via the cradle, where he was assessed to have chest and spinal injuries.

“He was alerted into Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, for further care.”

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