A teenage boy nearly lost his arm Sunday after an accident at Busco Beach and ATV Park in Goldsboro. First responders airlifted the 16-year-old boy to the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for further care.
WRAL-TV says upon arriving to the scene after 2 p.m. Sunday, they decided to call a helicopter due to the extent of the injuries to the boy’s arm. Doctors were successfully able to reattach the boy’s arm at the hospital.
Police say the boy was wearing a helmet. Busco Beach posts signs saying ATV riders are required to wear U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmets. Other signs warn visitors that they ride and swim at their own risk.
The park also hires off-duty sheriff’s deputies on weekends and requires all guests 18 and older to sign liability waivers.
(photo courtesy of WRAL-TV)