9th Dec, 2016

Airport launches investigation after child climbs onto baggage belt and taken to hospital

Shaun Reynolds 5th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by Birmingham Airport after a young boy climbed on to the baggage belt in the arrivals hall.

The child was treated for injuries to his arms and legs, given pain relief and transported to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by land ambulance.

The child’s father was also assessed for a knee injury but did not require any hospital treatment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene shortly before 4.30pm on Sunday (September 4).

An ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and a Community First Responder were sent to the scene.

A Birmingham Airport spokesperson said: “Birmingham Airport can confirm that a young boy climbed on to the baggage belt in the arrivals hall.

“The boy’s father climbed after him to retrieve him.

“An ambulance was called and the child and father were treated at the scene and the young boy has been taken to hospital.

“An investigation is underway by the Airport and further information will be forthcoming once the investigation has taken place.”