H-SANTA MARIA

Jul 10, 2013 9:32 PM by KSBY Staff

UPDATE: Child transported to hospital from Santa Barbara County Fair

Santa Maria Fire officials say a two-year old boy was found unresponsive Wednesday at the Santa Barbara County Fair. Initial reports from fire officials were that the child was nine-months old.

The fair is taking place at the Santa Maria Fairpark.

Fire officials say they boy went on a ride with his parents and, at some point, they noticed he appeared to be unconscious.

Medics were called and, after assessing the situation, decided to transport the boy to a trauma center.

They say he had a bump on his head and was in an altered state of consciousness.

He was taken by ambulance to the Santa Maria Airport where he was then flown to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

Fire officials say the child did regain consciousness and started crying again.

Santa Maria Fire Battalion Chief Alan Widling says OSHA investigators spoke to the boy's parents Wednesday afternoon.

"They were able to talk to the parents of this child. They asked repeatedly if the child was hurt on the ride and the answer was 'no'. The child had received an injury yesterday," he said.

OSHA investigators determined the incident was not related to the Fairpark. They investigated the ride and reportedly did not see anything out of the ordinary.

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