Boy suffers pierced liver in skate park fall
A TAMWORTH man has thanked the emergency services after his stepson had to be airlifted out of the Castle Grounds following an accident at the skate park.
Bryan Need said his stepson Rosse Gallears, was knocked unconscious after performing a trick on the half-pipe.
The incident happened last Thursday, June 23, at about 6pm, and Rosse, aged 14, was rushed to hospital with head injuries and a pierced liver.
Mr Need said: "He spends a lot of time at the skate park.
"As normal, he got changed, left home and went there.
"He was on the half-pipe and did the trick as normal, but he fell.
"He was knocked out for some time after he received a blow to the head."
Friends called for help and paramedics raced to the scene.
Mr Need said he and Rosse's mum Faye also wanted to thank a teenager called Dylan who called the emergency services.
Mr Need said: "We want to thank the paramedics, the first responders and the air ambulance," Mr Need said.
"We also want to thank Dylan who phoned for help."
Rosse was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital where he is still receiving treatment.
"He is recovering slowly," Mr Need said.