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Boy who fell into fire ring recovering at burn center

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:08 pm

Boy who fell into fire ring recovering at burn center
BY SEAN EMERY
2014-04-21 15:46
Newport Beach park patrol Officer John Cataldeo tries to locate a fire ring where a child was burned east of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach on Sunday afternoon. The child was transported to a local burn center. His injuries were serious, but he is expected to survive, police said on Monday.
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BY SEAN EMERY / STAFF WRITER
Published: April 21, 2014 Updated: April 22, 2014 8:19 a.m.
Boy who fell into fire ring recovering at burn center

Newport Beach park patrol Officer John Cataldeo tries to locate a fire ring where a child was burned east of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach on Sunday afternoon. The child was transported to a local burn center. His injuries were serious, but he is expected to survive, police said on Monday.

RICHARD KOEHLER , CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

NEWPORT BEACH – A 5-year-old boy is recovering from second- and third-degree burns after falling into a fire ring near the Balboa Pier on Sunday, authorities said.

The boy was taken to a hospital shortly after 4 p.m. with burns on both feet and one of his arms, said Jennifer Manzella, a Newport Beach police and fire spokeswoman.

The boy’s injuries were serious, but he is expected to survive, police said on Monday.

Authorities are still investigating how the boy ended up in the fire ring.

Due to a language barrier with the family, the paramedics and officers who arrived at the beach were unable to determine exactly what happened, Manzella said. An officer is following up with the boy and his family at the burn center where he is being treated.

Contact the writer: 714-796-7939 or semery@ocregister.com

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