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Teenager rescued from rocks at Cheesewring Quarry, near Liskeard

By CG_Caroline  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

Teenager rescued from rocks at Cheesewring Quarry, near Liskear

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A teenager has been rescued after she slipped on rocks and became trapped at Cheesewring Quarry, near Liskeard, earlier today.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene after the 14-year-old girl slipped on rocks and trapped her leg between boulders at the beauty spot at about 1.40pm.

One fire engine from Liskeard, a 4X4 from Callington and an appliance with specialist rescue equipment from Bodmin were called to the accident, along with police officers and mountain rescue.

A South Western Ambulance officer, a paramedic and the Hazard Response unit were also among the medical teams.

Inspector Andrew Hamilton, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said because of the location a Royal Navy helicopter, from Devon, was brought in to assist with the rescue.

It took the emergency services over two hours to free the girl, who was winched to safety by the helicopter.

She escaped serious injury but was taken by the helicopter to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth as a precaution.

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