5-year-old injured in fall at Hartselle Aquatics Center

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HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A 5-year-old boy was injured in a fall Wednesday at the Hartselle Aquatics Center.

According to Hartselle Police, bike patrol officers noticed the accident and crowd reactions during patrols near the center.  The boy was on the high diving board getting to dive off, when he slipped and fell onto the concrete below.

Police called paramedics, who rushed the boy to a nearby hospital.  He was then flown to a second hospital for treatment.

We understand the boy suffered several injuries, including cuts and a broken jaw.