7-year-old boy rushed to hospital after falling 30ft at popular beauty spot near Bolton

Emergency services quickly attended the scene.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 21st February 2023

A young boy has been rushed to hospital at taking a 30ft tumble down a steep hill at a popular North West beauty spot.

Rescue teams were called to Rivington Terraced Gardens – which is a historic and picturesque part of one of Lancashire‘s best-loved beauty spots near Bolton – at around 2pm yesterday (Monday 20 February) after receiving reports that a seven-year-old child had tumbled down some steep ground and landed on a stone path under a bridge.

The child plunging 30ft to the ground near the Seven Arches Bridge landmark.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team quickly attended the scene, and were supported by emergency services and ambulance crews.

Due to the injuries sustained during the incident, the little boy was rushed to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – where he’s still believed to be receiving treatment.


Bolton Mountain Rescue Team has thanked the teams that assisted them at the scene.

Taking to Facebook to relay the horrific incident yesterday, the voluntary organisation explained: “At 14:04 this afternoon, the team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust who were requesting our attendance to help extricate a casualty at Rivington Terraced Gardens.


“An NWAS crew and North West Air Ambulance Charity aircraft were already in attendance.

“A seven year old boy was reported to have tumbled some 30 feet down steep ground below the Seven Arches Bridge landmark, eventually coming to rest on a stone path.

7-year-old boy rushed to hospital after falling 30ft at popular beauty spot near Bolton / Credit: Bolton MRT

“Working with the NWAS and NWAA crews on scene, the young man was carried up to the bridge and transferred to an NWAS ambulance for transfer by road to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.


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“Our thanks go to numerous members of staff from United Utilities for their assistance during this incident.”

Featured Image – Bolton MRT