Girl airlifted to hospital

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Fire crews were called out to help with a medical emergency involving a young girl.

The call out took place at Glen Wyllin during Monday night’s TT practice.

A six-year-old child had fallen from their bike and had potentially been unconscious.

Crews from Kirk Michael fire station, who were called out at just after 8pm, used a six wheel drive all-terrain Pinzgauer vehicle to transport the young casualty to landing site for the Air Med helicopter which airlifted her to Noble’s hospital.

Assistant divisional officer Carl Kinvig said: ‘This was a good example of collaborative working between ambulance crews, Air Med and the Fire & Rescue Service.

‘The young child was taken to hospital with minimum delay, whilst the practice session was able to continue uninterrupted.

This shows that all of the planning that goes on behind the scenes and having sufficient resources in the right place at the right time is really important to both public safety and in allowing the TT festival to go forward and to continue to be the success that it is.’

He added: ‘The challenge going forward is to maintain this level of service while meeting the budgetary restraints on the service.’

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