Teenage girl airlifted to hospital

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was airlifted to hospital today after hurting her back at Manningtree High School in Colchester Road, Lawford.The accident happened around 10am.

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was airlifted to hospital today after hurting her back at Manningtree High School in Colchester Road, Lawford.

The accident happened around 10am.

Air crew paramedic Karl Edwards said: “The girl fell in gym class and landed on her back, causing considerable pain.

“We landed in the schoolyard and were backed up by a land vehicle. After assessing the patient, we carefully moved her onto a spinal board as a preventative measure. It looked like the pain was due to a muscular rather than spinal injury, but you never can be too careful in situations like this.

“We flew her to Colchester General Hospital, where further tests will be performed to determine the exact nature of the injury.”

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