Teenager air­lifted af­ter fall­ing in dis­used quarry

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

A TEENAGER was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal on Satur­day night af­ter fall­ing and hav­ing a fit in a dis­used quarry.

The 17-year-old girl, be­lieved to be lo­cal, found her­self in trou­ble at around 8.50pm at a for­mer quarry site off Mae­nan Road, Llan­dudno.

She was at­tended to by a para­medic and Og­wen Val­ley Moun­tain Res­cue (OVMRO) vol­un­teers at the scene be­fore be­ing flown to Ys­byty Gwynedd by the coast­guard he­li­copter

It is un­der­stood the girl and two friends had gained ac­cess to the fenced off quarry through barned wire be­fore she slipped and fell and banged her head.

The first on the scene was a Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice para­medic.

Res­cue 936, the Siko­rsky S-92 search and res­cue he­li­copter fer­ried the girl to Ys­byty Gwynedd in Ban­gor by winch­ing her up to safety.

Although her in­juries are not thought to be life-threat­en­ing, the na­ture of wounds is not known.

Emer­gency ser­vices were alerted when she ap­peared to be hav­ing a seizure ac­cord­ing to Chris Lloyd of OVMRO.

He said: “The young girl had slipped and banged her head and ap­peared to be hav­ing some kind of fit.

“A para­medic treated her at the scene and Og­wen Val­ley Moun­tain Res­cue vol­un­teers were called to as­sist with the stretcher.”

A spokesman for the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “An am­bu­lance was called to Mae­nan Road at 20.53 on Satur­day to a re­port of young girl who had fallen.

“An emer­gency am­bu­lance and para­medic at­tended with he­li­copter sup­port and the fe­male pa­tient was flown to Ys­byty Gwynedd.”

The he­li­copter dur­ing the res­cue

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