A teenage girl has been rescued from a reservoir after a water ski accident

Monday 15th August 2016 – 4.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

A teenage girl who injured her back when she landed badly whilst water skiing, has been treated by ambulance staff.

It happened at the Dudley Watersports Centre in Highbridge Road, Netherton at about 3.00pm this afternoon, Wednesday.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and a paramedic officer from the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene along with firefighters.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff were told that the 14 year old girl had fallen face first.

“The Watersports Centre’s own rescue staff had done a superb job looking after the girl and bringing her to the waters edge.

“There she was immobilised before being lifted out of the water and taken to the ambulance for an assessment.

“She was complaining of back pain so was given pain relief before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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