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Mystery surrounds girl's collapse

PUBLISHED: 23:17 01 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:40 03 March 2010

MYSTERY still surrounds today how a teenager collapsed and her heart stopped while at school.

Wendy Ingram, 13 from Brent Eleigh was airlifted to Ipswich hospital on Friday after collapsing at Stoke By Nayland middle school.

MYSTERY still surrounds today how a teenager collapsed and her heart stopped while at school.

Wendy Ingram, 13 from Brent Eleigh 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 land ambulance crews arrived and gave her emergency shock treatment.

Originally emergency crews believed the youngster had collided with a goal post and knocked herself unconscious.

However a spokesman for the school today said that was not the case and that the youngster had collapsed while she was playing at lunchtime, but no-one knew why.

East Anglian Ambulance Service was called at around 1.25pm on Friday and a spokesman said that by the time they reached the school the pupil was in full cardiac arrest, was unconscious and had stopped breathing.

But the crew managed to get her back and she was flown by air ambulance to hospital at around 2pm.

Her parents are said to be keeping a vigil at their daughter's bedside.


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