A man has been taken to hospital after reportedly being ‘impaled’ on the top of a fence in Weston-super-Mare.
Ambulance crews were called to Aller Parade, close to Winterstoke Road, shortly after 4.15pm this afternoon (Wednesday, June 19), to reports of an incident at the nearby skate park.
A male patient was treated at the site of the incident and taken to hospital for further treatment.
Information about the severity of the man’s injuries has not yet been released, however eyewitnesses have described seeing the victim trapped on top of a fence and an air ambulance crew in attendance.
Francois Bohnert, 34, from Weston-super-Mare, was passing the scene on his bike this afternoon when he caught sight of the emergency incident.
(Image: Francois Bohnert)
He said: “I saw what I presume was a young man who had impaled himself, via the leg, on a spike which forms the top part of a green fence.
“The paramedics had a bed trolley underneath him, and at the same time firefighters were there with cutting equipment, which I don’t think was used.
“They managed to get him down and he was taken away in the air ambulance which had landed nearby.
“There were some young lads with him, I think he may have been climbing the fence. It was quite a gruesome sight, and left a lot of blood on the fence as I rode past an hour later.”
Francois also described the man as being in his late teens or early twenties, and two fire engines, and several police and ambulance vehicles present at the scene.
A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.17pm to Aller Parade after an incident in the skate park.
“One male patient was treated by paramedics and taken onto hospital for further treatment.”