The boys had been sledging in the snow when the accident happened (stock photo)

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A teen has suffered horrific injuries after he crashed his sledge and impaled his bum cheek on a fence post.

The 18-year-old was enjoying the snow at Afton Reservoir, in Scotland's East Ayrshire, with pals when he crashed.

The friends had been zooming down a steep hill New Cumnock when he hit a fence and came off his sledge, reports the Daily Record.

Upon impact, the young man was impaled on a section of wood that pierced right through his lower back and bum cheek.

Emergency services scrambled to the scene after shocked witnesses desperately phoned for help.

An air ambulance was also flown in to assist the teenager.

The post plunged deep into his flesh
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The teen was taken to Crosshouse hospital for treatment
(Image: Daily Record)

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Pals shared videos on Snapchat of the boy managing to stand up seconds after the incident, although in horrific pain.

He was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment and it's believed he is in a stable condition.

The youngster's friends shared the story on Facebook to warn of the dangers of sledging.

The 18-year-old suffered a grisly wound
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One friend who witnessed the incident said: "I helped him down the hill made sure he was okay. I'm just posting to show the dangers of what happened at Glenafton. Just stay safe folks."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4.55 pm on Friday, 8 January, 2021, police were called after a 18-year-old man was injured after striking a wooden object whilst sledging on Afton Reservoir, New Cumnock. 

"He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment."