Suffolk: Warning issued after sledging injuries

Ambulance services have issued a warning following sledging incidents.

Ambulance services have issued a warning following sledging incidents. - Credit: Andrew Partridge

PEOPLE are being urged to play safely in the snow after the region’s ambulance service saw a number of sledging injuries over the weekend.

While none were believed to be life threatening and many injuries were minor, some children and adults sustained broken limbs or head injuries requiring further treatment at hospital.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said although it was impossible to pinpoint exactly how many sledge-related 999 calls have been received it is understood from anecdotal evidence that there have been more than a dozen across the region this weekend.

She added that people would enjoy the snow far more if they did so safely and without the risk of ending up in hospital with an injury.

The spokeswoman added: “People should ensure they are well wrapped up and always in control while sledging and wear safety gear as appropriate.

“The fun really isn’t worth it if you wind up with a painful injury in A&E.”

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