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Hunt for off-duty nurse who attended to badly injured bike crash teen; Boy, 13, flown to hospital with fractured skull after 'flying 30ft'.

Byline: JEZ HEMMING @NorthwalesLive

AMUM whose teenage son fractured his skull in an horrific bicycle accident is searching for a hero off-duty nurse who gave him first aid at the scene.

Rhian Mason's son Arron Jones, 13, went over a speed bump in Cornist Park in Flint on Monday and landed 30ft away, fracturing his skull and collar bone.

An off-duty nurse who was there with her family went to help and made

sure Arron was looked after properly, while his friend Max also stayed by his side.

The nurse used Arron's phone to call his stepdad Ray Venables, his mum and his grandmother, and let them know what had happened.

Miss Mason, whose family lives in Flint, left work and arrived 20 minutes later to find her son in a neck brace being tended to by paramedics. The off-duty nurse left the scene after the first rapid response paramedic arrived.

"I just want to thank her from the bottom of my heart," said Miss Mason. "She was lovely but, with everything happening, I didn't get her name or details. My mum found out she's a nurse from Holywell.

"We want to meet her and Arron wants to thank her personally for helping him. She was absolutely fantastic."

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called to an incident in Cornist and the Wales Air Ambulance attended.

Although the air ambulance was called out, Arron was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd where he was told by doctors he had been fortunate - but his injuries would have been less severe had he been wearing his helmet.

Medics were concerned he may have ruptured his spleen in the accident, but he was given the all clear and is now back at home recuperating.

Miss Mason, who is studying social work at Wrexham Glyndwr University, said she also wants children to see the pictures of Arron as a warning to wear their cycle helmets.

She said: "The children have all got cycle helmets. The doctors said if he had been wearing his helmet he wouldn't have fractured his skull. It shows the kids aren't thinking of the consequences. Hopefully they will see this and think again."


.. Arron Jones, far left, receives treatment from a paramedic at Cornist Park, Flint, after his accident

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Date:Aug 8, 2019
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