A teenage boy has been rescued after falling from his bike at Red Hill Reserve.

Shortly after 7.30pm tonight (Wednesday, 08 February), emergency services responded to a report of a 13-year-old boy injured on a bike track at Red Hill Reserve, off Lady Penrhyn Drive, Beacon Hill.

The boy had been mountain bike riding with three friends on dirt jumps that have been constructed in bushland when he fell off while going over a jump, striking his head and losing consciousness.

Boy injured at Red Hill dirt jumps

His friends called Triple Zero (000) for assistance, with NSW Ambulance crews responding, including Intensive Care and Special Operations paramedics, and NSW Ambulance Inspector Ronnie Mawhinney.

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Dee Why and Narrabeen Stations also responded, as did Beacon Hill Rural Fire Brigade who were equipped with 4WD vehicles.

Boy injured at Red Hill dirt jumps

With the assistance of his friends, rescuers found the boy at the dirt jumps and assessed his injuries. They were told he had fallen off while going over a jump, falling over his handlebars, approximately 1m to the ground, striking his head and losing consciousness for approximately two minutes.

Boy injured at Red Hill dirt jumps

The still dazed boy was treated for facial and arm injuries to his left side, immobilised with spinal precautions and placed on a stokes litter. He was carried by firefighters to a NSW Ambulance that had driven up a trail and parked as close as they could to the boy’s location.

Boy injured at Red Hill dirt jumps

He was then placed on a stretcher and loaded into an intensive care ambulance and driven in convoy out of the trail just before 8.30pm. He was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick in a stable condition.

Boy injured at Red Hill dirt jumps

A similar incident occurred less than two weeks ago when a 15-year-old boy was medically evacuated from the same area after falling from his bike on the dirt jumps at Red Hill Reserve.

Images: Luke Gavahan, Northern Beaches Advocate

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