A QUEEN Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil has been airlifted to hospital after falling badly during a rugby training session.
The 12-year old was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire because he was complaining of back and neck pain after being tackled and landed on by another player.
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were called out shortly after 4pm on Monday and landed 17 minutes later.
East Midlands Ambulance Service was first on the scene but called out the helicopter paramedics as the patient was also complaining of pins and needles in his legs.
The child was carried on a stretcher to the helicopter before being given analgesia and flown to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.
He was stable throughout the flight and is understood to be recovering well.