Boy seriously injured in collision reunited with fire fighters who saved his life

PUBLISHED: 14:40 14 April 2010 | UPDATED: 13:56 19 May 2010

A BOY who was involved in an accident outside a fire station has been reunited with the firefighters who saved his life Seven-year-old Patryk Mamuot was involved in a collision with a car outside Royston fire station in February. He sustained serious head

A BOY who was involved in an accident outside a fire station has been reunited with the firefighters who saved his life

Seven-year-old Patryk Mamuot was involved in a collision with a car outside Royston fire station in February.

He sustained serious head injuries in the incident, and his life was saved by the quick thinking of firefighters who opened his airways and stabilised him until ambulance crews arrived.

The Tannery Drift School pupil spent several days in intensive care at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, but has now made a full recovery. He returned to the fire station this week with his mother, Wioleta, and was given a tour of the station, and shown one of the fire engines.

He said he "didn't remember" the accident at all.

Mel Usher, watch commander, was one of four firefighters who tended to Patryk in the aftermath of the collision.

He said: "We had just come back in from a home safety check and saw what had happened to him.

"In that respect he was lucky to be knocked down where he was when he was - we were in the right place at the right time."

Royston station commander Sean Comerford praised the efforts of his officers.

He said: "We have a close relationship with the ambulance service here at Royston and our firefighters have benefited from an increased level of training which they have put to good use in this incident. We are pleased to see Patryk has made such a good recovery.

"He was lucky someone was on hand to open his airway - this simple action saves hundreds of lives each year.

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