Ayrshire teen airlifted to hospital after chunk of wood impales through his bum in horror sledging accident

A SCOTS teenager was left needing an operation after his bum was impaled by a chunk of wood in a horror sledging accident.

Finn Johnston, 18. was with pals at Afton Reservoir in New Cumnock, Ayrshire when he suffered the painful mishap.

After hurtling down a hill, he smashed into a fence and fell off his sledge, with the wood impaling through his lower back and bum cheek.

Finn, from Irvine, was rushed to Crosshouse Hospital by air ambulance for treatment.

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Speaking from his hospital bed, he told the Daily Record: "It was horrific, I'm still in shock.

"I’m currently still in hospital as I need to get operated on."

He has since had his operation and is now in a stable condition.

Video posted online shows Finn clearly in a lot of pain as a friend says: "He's got something stuck in his a**e."

The wood is clearly visible sticking through his bum.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4.55 pm on Friday, 8 January, 2021, police were called after a 18-year-old man was injured after striking a wooden object whilst sledging on Afton Reservoir, New Cumnock.

"He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment."


A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "A call was received at 16:46 on 8th January 2021 and an ambulance, a trauma team and an air ambulance were sent to the scene.

"The patient was transported to Crosshouse Hospital A&E."

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