Coventry & Warwickshire

Man impaled on fence through armpit in Nuneaton

A man has been taken to hospital after becoming impaled on a metal fence through his armpit.

It is thought the man, aged in his 20s, may have been fishing over the fence, while standing on a wall, but lost his footing and slipped, paramedics said.

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called near to Mill Walk in Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, just before 10:30 BST.

He was taken to hospital with the prong still in his arm.

"The casualty, who was fully alert and conscious on scene, was given pain relief by ambulance crews," West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

"Ambulance staff worked closely with firefighters, who cut away a number of fence prongs, to help free the man."

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