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Student airlifted to hospital after being knocked unconscious in school rugby match

By Western Gazette - South Somerset  |  Posted: October 06, 2012

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance airlifted the injured student to hospital

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A student from a school in Bruton was airlifted to hospital after being knocked unconscious during a school rugby match.

The boy, who has not been named, was knocked out cold during King’s School’s first-team match with Clayesmore School last Tuesday after an accidental clash with an opposition player six minutes into the game.

He underwent surgery last Wednesday after being airlifted to Bath Royal United Hospital. He suffered a broken and dislocated ankle from the incident.

School staff, paramedics and the youngster’s mother were immediately on the scene.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called and arrived within five minutes, by which time the injured student had regained consciousness.

Ian Wilmshurst, headmaster at King’s School, said: “This was an unfortunate accident and our thoughts are with the boy involved.

“I am most grateful to King’s School staff and the medical services who were on the scene immediately and the student received excellent care, with a very quick response by the air ambulance.”

The incident occurred during National Air Ambulance Week, which ended on Sunday.

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