BETHEL – A 3-year-old child was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland on Tuesday after falling on ice and sustaining a head injury at West Bethel Children’s Center.

“The child was brought down and checked out and released,” Mike Burke of Community Concepts said Wednesday. The Children’s Center is a Community Concepts Head Start program.

Burke said there were no serious injuries, but to take extra precaution, paramedics called in a helicopter and flew the toddler to the hospital.

“The medical folks make the decision as far as where the child was taken,” Mary Ellen Therriault, spokeswoman for Community Concepts, said Wednesday. “It is my understanding it was a precautionary action, and I am very pleased the child was released so quickly.”

Therriault said she did not think the child lost consciousness. It is unclear how the child slipped. Due to medical privacy laws, the sex and age of the child were not released.

The child will return to the program next week, Burke said.


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