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Boy falls onto hard surface, injures himself during pole vault
Police: accident at Cabaniss Field during sports event
By Mike Baird
Posted June 19, 2010 at 3:43 p.m.
CORPUS CHRISTI — A 13-year-old boy was injured about 1 p.m. Saturday at Cabaniss Field during a track and field event, a police dispatcher said.
While pole vaulting, the boy fell about 9 feet and landed on his face on a hard surface, medical rescuers said.
He was conscious while taken to Driscoll Children's Hospital with back and leg pain, officials said.
"He was alert and oriented," hospital spokesman Mike Bratten said.
Discussion about ways to make the sport safer and discussion of past injuries so we can learn how to avoid them in the future.
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June 20, 2010
I was there. I have no idea what the CT means by "hard surface". The kid landed squarley on the matt. Nothing hard about it. He did land awkwardly face first. Lots of coaches were there, the same coaches that coach the kids at school during the regular track season. It was just one of those things that happens. I pray for the young man.
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