15-year-old boy suffers cardiac arrest in fall from bicycle

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The boy was taken to Southampton hospital where his condition is life-threatening

A TEENAGE boy was left fighting for his life after suffering a cardiac arrest in a fall from his bicycle in a New Milton street on Christmas Day.

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Called out to the junction of The Hyde and Doe Copse Way around 3.20pm, along with paramedics, police initially suspected the 15-year-old had been involved in a collision but later ruled that out.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance and two land ambulances were dispatched to the scene, where the youngster had been found lying in the road.

Following assessment and treatment, he was taken to Southampton hospital in a land ambulance with the helicopter’s medical team on board. His condition was described by a South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson as life-threatening.

The spokesperson said: “We received a 999 call at 15.19 with the caller reporting that they had come across a 15-year-old male cyclist in the road at the junction of The Hyde and Doe Copse Way, New Milton.

“We sent a rapid response vehicle, two ambulances and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance to the incident.

“The patient was in a life-threatening condition and following initial treatment at the scene, he was then taken to University Hospital Southampton by road with the air ambulance team travelling with the patient.”

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