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Skater down at Emu Bank

By johnboy - 21 December 2011 6

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service have been on scene at Belconnen Skate Park, Emu Bank, Belconnen attending to a male patient following an accident.

15-year-old male was initially unconscious.

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics removed the patient from the skate park in a stretcher. Intensive care paramedics have treated the patient for minor injuries and are transporting him to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 1.28pm.

[Courtesy ESA]

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6 Responses to
Skater down at Emu Bank
Henry82 9:51 pm 23 Dec 11

switch said :

Was this before every skater had a mobile phone?

you can’t film it for youtube and make a phone call at the same time

LSWCHP 5:33 pm 23 Dec 11

switch said :

Was this before every skater had a mobile phone?

It was about 6 years ago. My wife and I had our phones, I dunno about the spectators. Whether they did or not, they were too gormless to do anything useful.

carnardly 2:01 pm 22 Dec 11

i regularly see ambulances going into the woden stack park.

matt31221 1:59 pm 22 Dec 11

Those skate parks really are death traps aren’t they? Have you seen the new Belconnen park? There are metal corners everywhere to get f***ed up on.

switch 12:26 pm 22 Dec 11

Was this before every skater had a mobile phone?

LSWCHP 10:59 pm 21 Dec 11

When my kids were little I took them to a skate park somewhere in Gungahlin. We arrived on the scene moments after a teenage boy had done a face plant into the concrete. He was semi-conscious, and was being stared at by some of his useless friends. Three of his teeth were lying on the ground, and blood was pouring from his mouth and nose.

We collected the teeth, mopped blood, kept him warm, comforted him, made sure he didn’t choke etc etc, and eventually the ambos arrived and took him and his teeth away, hopefully to be reunited.

We haven’t done a lot a skate park hot-dogging since then. I really can’t afford the hospital and dental bills.

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