CHARLESTOWN (CBS) — A nine-year-old boy remains in critical condition after he was hit by a baseball Sunday afternoon.
Investigators say, the child, who was pitching, was struck in the chest by a line drive and knocked unconscious.READ MORE: Breaking And Entering Suspect Caught On Camera In Brookline
CPR and defibrillator helped to restore vital signs aand he was then taken to Mass General Hospital, according to officials.
The incident occurred during a pickup game at the Ryan playground baseball field in Charlestown.
“We saved a life today,” says #bostonems. A defibrillator was used, and other lifesaving measures. The boy was hit in the chest.
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“A fire crew and a Boston EMS ambulance were here in just a couple of minutes, started CPR, employed a defibrillator,” explained Deputy Supt. Edmund Hassan. “The paramedics were a few minutes behind, and they continued care using medications and advanced life support measures. We did get vital signs back here in the field and then transported to [the boy] to Mass General Hospital.”
Police could also be seen marking evidence at the scene.
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