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Heart attack teenager home again

PUBLISHED: 20:00 03 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:42 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK teenager is back at home today after her heart stopped when she collapsed at her school.

Wendy Ingram, 13, from Brent Eleigh near Hadleigh, was airlifted to Ipswich Hospital on Friday after collapsing at Stoke-by-Nayland Middle School.

A SUFFOLK teenager is back at home today after her heart stopped when she collapsed at her school.

Wendy Ingram, 13, from Brent Eleigh near Hadleigh, was airlifted to Ipswich Hospital on Friday after collapsing at Stoke-by-Nayland Middle School.

A teacher battled to save her life by trying to get her heart started again before ambulance crews arrived and gave her emergency shock treatment.

The youngster had collapsed while she was playing at lunchtime but no one knew why.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said by the time they reached the school the pupil was in full cardiac arrest, unconscious and had stopped breathing. She was flown by air ambulance to the hospital at around 2pm.

At her home today her father did not wish to comment, but said that she was doing well and they were expecting to attend a hospital appointment today.


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