A BOY has been flown to hospital after falling from a tower in front of horrified families.
Rescue workers rushed to Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley on Sunday after the student “fell from a great height”.
He was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital by ambulance but the extent of his injuries is unknown.
A shocked viewer told The Star: “We had just come down and were walking around outside. I turned and looked and could see a young man fall.
“I saw it and at first I tried to rationalize it and think of a rational explanation – I couldn’t believe what I saw, I thought it couldn’t be.”
“I had two small children with me, as did many others. I led my kids away and rushed to see if I could help.”
The witness says a woman, who appears to be the victim’s mother, rushed to his side after the fall.
She added, “It was extremely traumatic — it was something horrible that happened.” I just hope the boy is okay.”
A spokesman for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said in a statement: “We received an 911 call just before 2pm on Sunday to report a teenager who had fallen from a great height at Wentworth Castle Gardens.”
“A number of relief workers were dispatched to the scene of the accident, including two ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team and colleagues from Mountain Rescue. A patient was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”
The National Trust, which runs the venue, said: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Wentworth Castle Gardens on Sunday 25 June with rescue workers present.”
“Because the incident involved a minor, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”