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Rescue operation underway after teenage girl falls off cliff edge at quarry

Rescue operation underway after teenage girl falls off cliff edge at quarry
Victim left suffering neck and leg pain, rescue services say

A rescue mission is underway after a 16-year-old girl fell from a cliff edge at a quarry, prompting a rescue operation.

Emergency services arrived at the scene off Ingleberry Road in Shepshed, Leicestershire, after reports of a teenager falling off the cliff edge at 11.36am on Friday.

The girl, who was with a friend, is believed to have fallen around 10 metres down a cliff edge, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said.

According to the rescue service, the girl suffered neck and leg pain.

East Midlands ambulance service was also deployed and a crew was lowered to the girl to provide medical support while a second firefighter was brought to rescue the friend, who is uninjured.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Upon arrival, incident confirmed as 16 year old female fallen approximately 10 metres down cliff face of quarry, casualty in a safe and stable area, friend of casualty also in safe area with casualty but uninjured, casualty suffering neck and leg pain.

“Fire Service have set up 2 x safe systems of work, a Firefighter and also East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS HART) team being lowered to casualty and a 2nd Firefighter being lowered to rescue the friend.”

The rescue crew confirmed the casualty and friend were successfully rescued by using rope rescue systems and a basket stretcher.

They said the injuries were deemed as slight, however they were transferred to hospital as a precaution due to dehydration and sun exposure.