A boy has been taken to hospital after a fall at Bare Creek Bike Park.

Just after midday today (Sunday, 08 October), emergency services responded to a report of a 13-year-old boy injured following a fall from his mountain bike while going over a jump at the Bare Creek Bike Park at Crozier Road, Belrose.

Boy hospitalised after fall at Bare Creek Bike Park

Seven NSW Ambulance crews were initially tasked to the scene, including NSW Ambulance Inspectors Lachlan Orr and Mark Hayes.

With the arrival of Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Forestville and Narrabeen Stations, two of the NSW Ambulance Special Operations paramedics heading to the location were stood down.

Boy hospitalised after fall at Bare Creek Bike Park

The boy was located around 50m down a bike track from the car park area. Paramedics were told he had fallen from a height of at least 4m onto rocks.

He had landed heavily on his right side, and was not wearing body armour but fortunately had been wearing a helmet which showed visible signs of the impact it had absorbed.

Boy hospitalised after fall at Bare Creek Bike Park

The boy told paramedics he could not fully remember the fall, and his first memory afterwards was of people gathered around him. He was treated on scene and given pain relief for what he described as intense pain in his right side.

With the assistance of firefighters using an all-terrain wheeled ‘mule’ stretcher, the boy was carefully carried back to the car park where he was placed into a waiting NSW Ambulance for further treatment.

Boy hospitalised after fall at Bare Creek Bike Park

Given the nature of his fall and the time taken to carry the boy from the incident scene, paramedics requested the attendance of a medical team which arrived by the Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter just before 1.30pm, landing in the grassed helipad area near the car park.

Boy hospitalised after fall at Bare Creek Bike Park

The medical team assessed the boy’s condition, which with pain relief, was stable enough for him to be taken by road to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick shortly before 2.00pm.

Images: Luke Gavahan

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