Girl injured in swing fall

Saturday 20th April 2013 – 7.20pm – Claire Brown.

A girl has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a rope swing in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property in Stoke on Tern, Market Drayton, shortly before 12.30pm this afternoon (Saturday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 12 year old girl had reportedly fallen from a rope swing onto grass and had sustained a fractured leg in the fall.

“Crews and the medic quickly administered pain relief to stabilise her condition and make her more comfortable before fully immobilising her with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint.

“Due to the location of the incident and the distance from road access, the air ambulance attended to convey the girl to Princess Royal Hospital for further treatment.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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