Teenager gets her head stuck in bench

Teenager gets her head stuck in bench

Teenager gets her head stuck in bench

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A teenager's day trip to a seaside town was one to forget after she got her head stuck in a park bench.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to help the 15-year-old girl who got stuck underneath a park bench in Gildredge Park in Eastbourne.

It is believed the girl had been dared by her friend when she got stuck in a 12in gap at 1.30pm yesterday. The youngster was freed after firefighters had to saw away the bench legs to release her.

She was treated by South East Coast Ambulance Service paramedics for neck pain.

It is believed the girl was visiting Eastbourne for the day from her home in Hove.

Adam Henstock, crew commander at Eastbourne fire station, said: “It seemed that she was part of some game, in effect her friend had challenged or dared her to get under the bench.

“She got stuck under the park bench, between the support struts and the bench itself.

“We released her by sawing into the bench and released her into the care of the ambulance.

“She was in a little bit of pain with neck pain but her friend was waiting for her.”

A South East Coast Ambulance service spokesman said: “We sent ambulance crews in a car and an ambulance attended this incident.

“The girl was assessed at the scene and was suffering from neck pain. “She was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital.”

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1:05pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

“She was in a little bit of pain with neck pain but her friend was waiting for her.”

Of course she was.....she'd filmed the entire episode.
“She was in a little bit of pain with neck pain but her friend was waiting for her.” Of course she was.....she'd filmed the entire episode. notslimjim
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1:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

We love Red Billy says...

Calling Mr Darwin...again!
Calling Mr Darwin...again! We love Red Billy
  • Score: -3

6:31pm Fri 22 Aug 14

KatieB96 says...

I was there she wasn't dared or challenged to do it. The whole incident was an accident that wasn't supposed to happen. She wasn't filmed while being stuck under the bench but a few pictures were taken before we realized that she was really stuck. She was in pain while stuck under the bench.
I was there she wasn't dared or challenged to do it. The whole incident was an accident that wasn't supposed to happen. She wasn't filmed while being stuck under the bench but a few pictures were taken before we realized that she was really stuck. She was in pain while stuck under the bench. KatieB96
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

CynderC says...

'A little bit of pain" - if had only been a little bit there wouldn't have been an ambulance or a 3+hour trip to hospital. As someone in attendance her friends actually did very well at keeping her calm and getting her as comfortable as they could, even making the correct desicion to get professions to come help so there wasn't any more damage caused.

There was no daring or challenging AT ALL when this incident occurred. There was a low chance that this could have happened and it was only due to the angle when getting out from under the bench that cause the injury. She was hardly asked yo go get stuck.
'A little bit of pain" - if had only been a little bit there wouldn't have been an ambulance or a 3+hour trip to hospital. As someone in attendance her friends actually did very well at keeping her calm and getting her as comfortable as they could, even making the correct desicion to get professions to come help so there wasn't any more damage caused. There was no daring or challenging AT ALL when this incident occurred. There was a low chance that this could have happened and it was only due to the angle when getting out from under the bench that cause the injury. She was hardly asked yo go get stuck. CynderC
  • Score: 1

11:30pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

Lucky Neil Vowels didn't discover her like that ...it is how he met his last 'dance' conquest! ....My Chemical Romance...are his favourite ...better known as Rohypnol .... You know what he means when he says " we have chemistry.....
Lucky Neil Vowels didn't discover her like that ...it is how he met his last 'dance' conquest! ....My Chemical Romance...are his favourite ...better known as Rohypnol .... You know what he means when he says " we have chemistry..... Valentinian
  • Score: 0

9:56am Sat 23 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

KatieB96 wrote:
I was there she wasn't dared or challenged to do it. The whole incident was an accident that wasn't supposed to happen. She wasn't filmed while being stuck under the bench but a few pictures were taken before we realized that she was really stuck. She was in pain while stuck under the bench.
So the incident was being recorded in some way......just as I suggested.
[quote][p][bold]KatieB96[/bold] wrote: I was there she wasn't dared or challenged to do it. The whole incident was an accident that wasn't supposed to happen. She wasn't filmed while being stuck under the bench but a few pictures were taken before we realized that she was really stuck. She was in pain while stuck under the bench.[/p][/quote]So the incident was being recorded in some way......just as I suggested. notslimjim
  • Score: -1
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