Boy taken to hospital after cane hits mouth

The air ambulance
The air ambulance

A five-year-old boy was injured after a garden cane was impaled into the roof of his mouth at a house in Walton, near Lutterworth.

The boy was playing in a garden when the incident happened on Good Friday afternoon.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were first on the scene but requested the attendance of an air ambulance doctor to provide care before he was taken to hospital.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called to the incident and landed near to the scene at about 3.35pm – just over 10 minutes after receiving the call.

The boy was given advanced intra-nasal pain relief by a WNAA doctor and was then taken by land ambulance to Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The doctor travelled with the child to monitor his condition.

About 90 percent of WNAA’s rescue missions carry doctors on board.