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Fire Rescue: Child suffered traumatic injury during youth football game in Royal Palm Beach

Posted at 6:32 PM, Sep 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 14:15:30-04

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says a child suffered a traumatic injury during a youth football game in Royal Palm Beach Saturday.

The President for the Royal Palm Beach Wildcats, Mike Lavorano said a child playing in the 5-7-year-old Tiny Mite division for the Riviera Beach Chargers was hurt during a tackle in the game. Lavorano said the child was on the ground for about 10 minutes until an ambulance arrived. He said it's the league's protocol to not move a player until paramedics arrive.

Lavorano added that the child got up and everyone clapped.  A commissioner with the league told us he will be ok.

Fire rescue said crews responded to the park at noon and the child was taken to a local hospital.

The Riviera Beach Chargers played the Royal Palm Beach Wildcats at Seminole Palms Park at 11 a.m.