10-year-old boy thrown from ride at Taste of Antioch Update

The 10-year-old boy who was thrown from a ride at the Taste of Antioch festival Sunday suffered multiple injuries to his jaw, face and to the bones in one leg, underwent surgery and is expected to survive, officials said Monday.

The boy, identified by a family member as Huntley, fell from an attraction Antioch officials called the “Moby Dick ride” around 2:40 p.m. Sunday and was airlifted first to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge and then to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he had surgery, according to a news release from Antioch officials.

Robert Pohlman said his nephew fell from about 10 to 20 feet. Pohlman started a GoFundMe campaign for Huntley, which had raised more than $16,600 by Monday afternoon.

“My sister and his father will be out of work for a time that will make paying for the unknown amount of surgery my nephew will need, almost impossible,” Pohlman wrote on the website.

Pohlman said any money left over will be saved for Huntley when he recovers.

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