At 4:32 pm Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a juvenile who was injured on a fence at Deer Valley High School in the City of Antioch.
Upon arrival, Contra Costa County firefighters located a juvenile who was impaled by wrought iron fence. A second unit was requested stating it they were attempting to free the juvenile. Crews also had to cut the gate at the high school for crews to make access.
A short time later, a third Contra Costa County Fire unit was requested for a medical helicopter as they reported a 12-year-old had full impalement on a wrought iron fence.
As of 5:04 pm, crews were still working to free the juvenile. Antioch Police Department were on scene along with AMR.
By 5:15 pm, the juvenile was extricated and the medical helicopter was on the ground.
By 5:25 pm, the medical helicopter lifted and was headed to Children’s Hospital.
According to Battalion Chief Huntze, it appears the juvenile was attempting to get into the pool area to go swimming as pools are closed due to COVID-19. Upon arrival, Antioch Police located the 12-year-old on the fence with a spike going through his calf.
The 12-year-old was held in place by police, AMR, and firefighters as crews worked to free him by cutting a portion of the fence while he was 10-feet-igh in the air and they were able to use a rope system to get him down.
He was then airlifted to a local hospital. No other information was available.
According to Huntze, the gates were locked and prior to his arrival, the school area was secure.
No other information was readily available.