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Boy, 16, Suffers 'Life-Threatening' Injuries In Toboggan Accident in Middlesbrough

20/01/2013 17:02 GMT | Updated 22/03/2013 09:12 GMT

A teenager was critically injured in an accident while out sledging.

The 16-year-old suffered "life-threatening" head injuries after falling off a toboggan at speed in Middlesbrough.

He was airlifted to hospital and is said to be fighting for his life.

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said crews were called to land near Flatts Lane Country Park at 1.25pm today.

The spokesman described the boy's injuries as life-threatening, adding: "He was given an anaesthetic at scene before being transported to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in a critical condition."

A road ambulance also attended the incident.

The air ambulance spokesman said further details may be released later.