Teenage boy rescued after falling down a 15ft deep ditch

East of England Ambulance Service NHS
East of England Ambulance Service NHS

A teenager sparked a complex rescue operation after falling into a 15ft deep ditch and injuring his leg yesterday afternoon.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the scene in a field near Aldbury’s Toms Hill Road just after 2.30pm.

Two ambulance crews arrived, but due to the nature of the incident, the region’s hazardous area response team were also required.

Paramedic Simon Probert, from the specialist team, attended the scene.

He said: “The young boy was found approximately 100 metres from the nearest road at the bottom of a large ditch approximately 15 feet deep, where he injured his leg.

“We were able to assist the crew by immobilising him and placing him into a stretcher, which allowed us to remove him safely and smoothly out of the ditch and to the awaiting ambulance.”

The boy was treated at the scene before being taken to Watford General Hospital.