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Gym incident leaves teenage boy in critical condition

Gym incident leaves teenage boy in critical condition”

Ben Shaw, 15, was working out alone at Pine Rivers gym in Brisbane when he apparently dropped the 100kg bar and was unable to shift it.

But it was not until some time later that he was found by a staff member with the bar across his upper neck and throat, pinning him to the bench.

He was given first aid by staff and other gym members before paramedics rushed him to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition on Thursday.

"At this stage at PCYC Queensland our focus and our thoughts are with the person in question", he said.

PCYC gym's online regulations state no-one under the age of 16 can work out without supervision.

Emergency services were called to the incident at the Pine Rivers PCYC about 8.30pm on Tuesday.

"He is now on life support fighting for his life at Lady Cilento. please take a minute and say a prayer for him and his family".

"Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and the wider community and we are offering counselling and ongoing support to anyone impacted by this, and will continue to do so". "He was the school captain and a great kid", she wrote. Health and safety officers will view CCTV footage to establish how the accident happened.



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