Ayrshire teen airlifted to hospital after chunk of wood impales through his bum in horror sledging accident

Ayrshire teen airlifted to hospital after chunk of wood impales through his bum in horror sledging accident

01/12/2021

A SCOTS teenager was left needing an operation after his bum was impaled by a chunk of wood in a horror sledging accident.

Finn Johnston, 18. was with pals at Afton Reservoir in New Cumnock, Ayrshire when he suffered the painful mishap.



After hurtling down a hill, he smashed into a fence and fell off his sledge, with the wood impaling through his lower back and bum cheek.

Finn, from Irvine, was rushed to Crosshouse Hospital by air ambulance for treatment.

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Speaking from his hospital bed, he told the Daily Record: "It was horrific, I'm still in shock.

"I’m currently still in hospital as I need to get operated on."

He has since had his operation and is now in a stable condition.

Video posted online shows Finn clearly in a lot of pain as a friend says: "He's got something stuck in his a**e."


The wood is clearly visible sticking through his bum.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4.55 pm on Friday, 8 January, 2021, police were called after a 18-year-old man was injured after striking a wooden object whilst sledging on Afton Reservoir, New Cumnock.

"He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment."

 

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "A call was received at 16:46 on 8th January 2021 and an ambulance, a trauma team and an air ambulance were sent to the scene.

"The patient was transported to Crosshouse Hospital A&E."

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