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KING’S LYNN: Use caution before sending children out in the snow

West Norfolk residents enjoy sledging at Bawsey near King's Lynn as the wintery conditions continue into a new week. Campbell Pick (8)

West Norfolk residents enjoy sledging at Bawsey near King's Lynn as the wintery conditions continue into a new week. Campbell Pick (8)

Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital treated dozens of patients following weather-related accidents over the weekend, including a large number of sledge and toboggan incidents.

Dr Robert Florance, A&E consultant at the QEH, said: The sledge and toboggan runs have become very icy and, as a result, are very fast.

“In some cases the injuries have been quite severe and potentially life-changing for the patient. Some have had extensive damage from broken bones and the organs and tissues around them.

“We don’t want to see any family’s fun being spoiled by accidents, so we would urge parents to use particular caution before they or their children take to the ice and snow.”

 

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