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Boy Falls At Playground, Flown To Toledo Hospital

A six-year-old boy reportedly fell from playground equipment at Woodland Park and had to be flown by helicopter ambulance to Toledo Hospital.

Archbold police are not releasing the name of the boy.

The police report on the Thursday, July 30 incident states witnesses told police the boy was climbing the outside of a covered slide on the three-story playground tower. The youth reportedly reached the top of the slide when he fell.

A witness said the boy fell on his head, lost consciousness, and suffered a seizure.

Archbold Rescue was called to the park about 4:24 pm. An Archbold police officer was first on the scene.

The officer reported he stabilized the boy’s neck “as best I could,” then assisted ALS-1 paramedics as requested.

A second officer arrived and relayed radio traffic to Fulton County sheriff dispatchers. A helicopter ambulance landed at the park. The boy was flown directly to the hospital.

No word is available on his condition.

Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks & Recreation director, said Monday, Aug. 3, she was still waiting on the final APD report about the incident.

As of Monday, the Woodland Park playground equipment remained open.