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Firefighters release girl trapped in boardwalk

Western Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea
03/08/2018 @ 19:06
Incident Number: 83628
In attendance: 1 x Leigh


Firefighters came to the aid of a nine year old girl who found herself trapped in a boardwalk structure this evening.

The girl, who had been walking down the boardwalk towards the water, had slipped on the wood - leaving her leg trapped up to her knee within two planks.

Crews used electric saws to cut away part of the wood to create a void in the structure, before deploying heavy machinery to pry the two planks apart.

The girl was released by 7.31pm.

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