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UPDATE: Canyon Country: Child airlifted to L.A. hospital

Posted: April 23, 2013 11:20 a.m.
Updated: April 23, 2013 5:06 p.m.

Emergency medical technicians transport an 8-year-old patient to a waiting Los Angeles County fire helicopter at Canyon High School's football field in Canyon Country on Tuesday. Signal photo by Jonathan Pobre

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An 8-year-old boy who lost consciousness after he fell from play structure at a Canyon Country elementary school was airlifted to a hospital in Los Angeles Tuesday morning, the school’s principal said.

“We don’t know how he fell but we know where he fell,” said Amanda Fisher, principal at Leona Cox Community School.

The 8-year-old boy was playing on the structure in the school’s lower playground when he fell onto an artificial turf surface, she said.

“He was rendered unconscious,” Fisher said.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the school about 10:20 a.m. took the child to a helicopter that touched down on the Canyon High School school grounds at 10:38 a.m.

The boy had regained consciousness by the time paramedics arrived, Fisher said.

He was flown to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The helicopter arrived at the hospital about 11:10 a.m.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Fisher received an update on the boy’s condition from his mother.

“I got a call that he was doing much better,” she said. “He was bright and alert. He appears to be doing fine.”
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