A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after being knocked out following a fall at Bare Creek Bike Park.

Shortly after midday yesterday (Saturday, 30 March), emergency services responded to a report of a boy fallen from a mountain bike at Bare Creek Bike Park, Crozier Road, Belrose.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

Initial reports indicated the boy had landed headfirst after going over a jump and been knocked unconscious. Five NSW Ambulance crews responded to the scene, including two Special Operations Paramedics, an Extended Care Paramedic and NSW Ambulance Inspector Karen Nichols.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

They found a 14-year-old male lying on a track below a jump. Paramedics were told the boy had gone over the jump, before losing control and landing awkwardly, going over the handlebars and face-first into the ground.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

Bystanders told paramedics the boy had been knocked out instantly by the impact, but had regained consciousness after around 30 seconds. The boy was dazed and unable to recall what had happened when being assessed by paramedics.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

He was located around 150m down the bike trail from the car park, on the ‘big jumps’. Although some ambulance vehicles could get close to his location to bring equipment, the transport ambulance was unable to go down the dirt trail, meaning he would have to be carried out.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville and Narrabeen Stations arrived with a stokes litter, and were joined by NSW Rural Fire Service crews from Belrose, Terrey Hills and Davidson to provide the people power necessary to carry the injured teen back to the car park. The boy’s mother was on scene and with her son as he was carried to the ambulance.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

Paramedics treated the boy for facial injuries and injuries to his forearms. Although he did not appear to have suffered any more serious injuries, having landed on his head, they treated him with spinal precautions. He was also given precautionary treatment for potential internal injuries for transport to hospital.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

Once loaded into a NSW Ambulance, he was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, in a stable condition just before 1.20pm, with the Extended Care Paramedic accompanying them as an additional precaution.

Boy injured at Bare Creek

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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