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Dylan Kneebone was with his family at their home near Redruth when a terrible accident saw him fall beneath a horse box. Speeding to the scene at 150mph, the helicopter arrived just ten minutes later. One of Dylan’s lungs had collapsed and the paramedics performed a procedure to re-inflate the organ, as well as giving him medication to stem any internal bleeding and immobilising him to protect his spine.
Paramedic Mark Fuszard recalls: “When we arrived little Dylan was in a bad way. He was in severe respiratory distress, struggling for every breath and very, very frightened.”
Dylan was later transferred to the specialist children’s unit at Bristol Royal Infirmary for a lifesaving operation. He was kept in an induced coma for a week, before being transferred back to Treliske to be close to his family. He has since made a fantastic recovery.