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Air ambulance lands at football club after teenager suffers head injury

PUBLISHED: 11:32 06 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:32 06 August 2019

Cromer Hospital Picture: Google StreetView

Cromer Hospital Picture: Google StreetView

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An air ambulance has landed at a north Norfolk football club after a teenager suffered a head injury.

The air ambulance landed at Fiveways roundabout on the A11. Photo: Perfect Pose Photography/EAAAThe air ambulance landed at Fiveways roundabout on the A11. Photo: Perfect Pose Photography/EAAA

A helicopter from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) landed at Cabbell Park, in Cromer at around 5.55pm today (Monday, August 5).

Jenna Bedwell, Cromer Town FC chairman, said the helicopter remained on the field at the club for around 15 to 25 minutes.

She added: "I went out and opened the gate and they headed towards the hospital.

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"Lots of people have come out to look."

An air ambulance spokesperson said: "Anglia One was dispatched at 5.32pm from Norwich to attend an accidental injury in Cromer.

"There was a teenage boy who suffered an accidental injury not connected with playing sport.

"Crews provided enhanced care at the scene and then accompanied the boy by road ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)."

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) said: "An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to Cromer Hospital to transport a boy who had sustained a head injury in a fall.

"One patient was transported to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by road ambulance for further assessment and care."

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