27/10/2015

Boy Critically Injured In Farm Accident Stable

A boy who was critically injured in a farm accident in north Antrim near Cloughmills is now in a stable condition in hospital, the Belfast Health Trust has confirmed.

It is believed the eight-year-old sustained head injuries after falling from a factor on a farm in the Old Frosses Road area on Monday.
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He was taken to the Antrim Area Hospital however he was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said: "The news of this accident has stunned the local community in the Cloughmills area. Many schools have just started their half-term holidays and this highlights the dangers that can exist around a working farm.

"My thoughts are with family at this time and I join with many others in praying that the young boy will recover from the injuries he has suffered."

(CD/LM)

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