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Child airlifted after hitting head during Rosemont Elementary fall festival

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Emergency personnel respond to Rosemont Elementary School after a child was knocked unconscious when he collided with other children and hit his head. The boy was airlifted to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston to be evaluated.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_1030Rosemont01.jpgEmergency personnel respond to Rosemont Elementary School after a child was knocked unconscious when he collided with other children and hit his head. The boy was airlifted to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston to be evaluated.

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An Air Evac helicopter comes in to land next to Rosemont Elementary School to transport a 10-year-old child who was hurt during the school’s fall festival. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said the student was playing and butted heads with another child and fell unconscious.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_1030Rosemont02.jpgAn Air Evac helicopter comes in to land next to Rosemont Elementary School to transport a 10-year-old child who was hurt during the school’s fall festival. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said the student was playing and butted heads with another child and fell unconscious.

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LaGRANGE — The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said a 10-year-old child was injured Thursday evening while attending a school fall festival at Rosemont Elementary on Hamilton Road.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Stewart Smith, public information officer, stated the 911 call came in around 6:40 p.m.

Three students were playing with a football outside the school, and while playing, the students’ heads collided, said Yolanda Stephen, director of public relations for Troup County School System. The other students “were doing fine,” she said.

Smith said EMTs on the scene made the decision to airlift the child because he was temporarily unconscious. Stephen said the move was a precautionary measure. The boy was flown to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston, according to a report.

The child “is doing great and will probably go home soon,” Stephen said this morning. “Upon his arrival at the hospital last night, it’s reported that he was alert, talking and trying to FaceTime friends.”

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.