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Teenager injuried after jumping from a roof into a lake

  • Boy hurt hitting a railing after trying to jump from a shelter roof into a lake
  • The 15-year-old was at Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve in Melbourne on Sunday
  • He was rushed to hospital with serious pelvic and arm injuries

A teenage boy was seriously injured when he tried to jump from the roof of a shelter into a lake but hit a railing.

The 15-year-old climbed to the roof of a sail-like shelter overlooking the lake in Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve in Melbourne.

He tried to leap into the lake but hit a hand railing on the decking below on the way down, suffering serious spinal, pelvic and arm injuries, according to 9 News.

A teenage boy was seriously injured when he tried to jump from the roof of a shelter into a lake but hit a railing

The 15-year-old climbed to the roof of a sail-like shelter (pictured) overlooking the lake in Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve in Melbourne

The 15-year-old climbed to the roof of a sail-like shelter (pictured) overlooking the lake in Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve in Melbourne

Paramedics were called about 3pm on Sunday and rushed him to The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Several people were swimming at the popular reserve at temperatures reached 28C on Sunday afternoon. 

Paramedics were called about 3pm on Sunday and rushed him to The Royal Children’s Hospital

Paramedics were called about 3pm on Sunday and rushed him to The Royal Children’s Hospital

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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