Teenager airlifted to hospital after rugby injury

A teenager was airlifted to hospital after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby in Berwick.

Sunday, 21st February 2016, 10:44 am
Updated Sunday, 21st February 2016, 10:55 am

The incident happened yesterday afternoon. The Great North Air Ambulance was called to assist crew from the North East Ambulance Service.

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The casualty, from Jedburgh, was assessed and treated by the doctor-led team before being transported to the Borders General Hospital, on the outskirts of Melrose, Scotland. The flight took 18 minutes.

The casualty was in a stable condition when he arrived at hospital and his injuries were described as non-life-threatening.