A THREE-YEAR-OLD has been taken to hospital after falling more than four metres from a ledge in the Sanctuary of Covadonga National Park.
The fall occurred on Monday at around 6pm while he was on holiday with his parents and his sister.
According to sources he fell whilst posing for a photograph in front of the Basilica.
He was seen to immediately at the scene by a paediatrician who was also visiting Covadonga and by health personnel from the ambulance of Cangas de Onis and the Mobile UVI of Arriondas who were the first response in the area.
Emergency services from the Urgent Health Care Service (SAMU) worked hard to stabilise the child before a rescue helicopter from Fire Rescue Group of the Emergency Service of the Principality of Asturias (SEPA) airlifted the child to Central University Hospital of Asturias (HUCA) in Oviedo.
According to a report given to local news outlet El Comercio, the child remains in a serious condition with a severe head injury.
The Minister of Health, Pablo Ignacio Fernández, has since visited the child to offer his support to the family.