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King's School footballer in Canterbury rushed to London hospital after injury at Victoria Recreation Ground

A student has been airlifted to a London hospital after sustaining a serious head injury during a football match.

Emergency teams were called to the Victoria Recreation Ground on Knights Avenue in Canterbury just before 11am this morning.

Student is put on board the helicopter Picture: UKNIP
Student is put on board the helicopter Picture: UKNIP

It is believed a sixth form student from the independent King's School was hurt in the incident during a game - but this is still to be confirmed.

The Kent Air Ambulance landed on the recreation ground and specialist doctors carried out what is known as rapid sequence intubation - a method to keep airways clear - at the side of the pitch before being lifted to Kings College Hospital in London.

However, the lift-off was hampered temporarily due to fog in the area, before the pupil was whisked to the hospital.

Air ambulance lands in Canterbury this morning Picture: UKNIP
Air ambulance lands in Canterbury this morning Picture: UKNIP

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