Crews swing into ac­tion to free teen

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Bizarre Rescues - By Sam Wil­liams

A teenager needed res­cu­ing af­ter get­ting stuck in a child’s swing at a play park in Sin­gle­ton.

The 17-year-old girl was in the play­ground at the junc­tion with Sin­gle­ton Hill and Tithe Barn Lane with friends when she re­alised she could not get out of the swing.

Fire crews were called to the play­ground at 11pm last Thurs- day, when tem­per­a­tures were around three de­grees.

Fire­fight­ers had to dis­man­tle the swing in or­der to re­lease the teen, who had been stuck for an hour.

Crews then put the equip­ment back to­gether.

The girl was not be­lieved to be hurt.

Watch man­ager Jim Smart said crews have re­ceived sim­i­lar calls to this one in re­cent months.

He said: “We’ve had a few calls like this re­cently. It’s quite com­mon.”

Do you know the vic­tim? Have you ever got stuck and had to be res­cued? If so please write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford TN24 8JR, email ken­tish­ex­press@ thek­m­ or call us on 01233 623232.

‘We’ve had a few calls like this re­cently. It’s quite com­mon’

The play­ground in Sin­gle­ton where a 17-year-old girl got stuck in the swings

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