Boy impaled on school fence


A 14-year-old boy was rescued by firefighters after his leg was impaled on a school fence spike in Edinburgh.

The boy was climbing over the fence at Drummond Community High School when the spike pierced his leg behind the knee.


A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews arrived at 08:30BST.

“Fire crews were first at the scene, following reports that a young boy was impaled on railings.

“We gave him oxygen therapy until the ambulance arrived and they were able to give him some pain relief, which allowed us to cut through the railing.

“Some of the metal was left in his leg so we didn’t cause any damage.”

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.