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Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, #427371
26th Aug 2010 12:35pm
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A 12-year-old girl impaled her foot on spiked railings and had to be cut free by three fire crews at a Merseyside beauty spot last night.

The rescue operation swung into action at 7.30pm when the girl’s friends called the emergency services to Bidston Hill, Wirral, where she was stuck fast.

The distressed youngster was given oxygen by paramedics as firefighters from Birkenhead and Wallasey and Toxteth’s special rescue team worked for 30 minutes to free her.

Watch manager Dave Shanahan from Birkenhead fire station said: "She was playing out with friends when it happened.

"It was a metal spike about three inches long that went in through the sole of her foot, but didn't go all the way through."

It is thought that the girl spiked her foot after running downhill and in trying to use the railings to stop herself had impaled her foot on one of the lower spikes.

The girl’s worried family arrived at the scene to see rescue workers attempting to cut her free.

Watch manager Shanahan said: "It was just a very awkward the way it was placed, it was difficult trying to get at it.

"It took about 30 minutes because it was up on the hill and we had to get the equipment up there.

"We tried a couple of other things first, but the vibrations were hurting her too much with it being hard iron metal we went for an angle grinder in the end and that did the job.

"She was very good though.

"We basically had to cut part of the fence away and she was taken to hospital with that attached."

The 12-year-old was then ferried to Arrowe Park hospital with a foot long piece of iron still in her foot for doctors to remove.



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Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: Tilly] #427372
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Ouch! Wonder where it was?

Reminds me of that Alan Partridge episode.


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Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: DavidB] #427389
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Aha! Lol! Strange running on to a railing??? Any pics of the railings?

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: chev_chelios] #427393
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maybe it was at the rods?

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: Shadow_Omega] #427532
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I remember a kid getting impaled on the railings through his side when i was at school. We all thought it was very funny then. Poor girl, hope she was OK.


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Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: Capt_America] #427906
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i remember a lad when i was a kid falling on to spiked railings up at the arno after trying to get the conkers,it was a bad incident and dont know what happened to him after the event.

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: phalinmegob] #427924
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Blood poisining smile
Bit like r frog when he got a big stick of wood stuck in his arm eek

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: _Ste_] #427928
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Originally Posted by _Ste_
Blood poisining smile
Bit like r frog when he got a big stick of wood stuck in his arm eek
how did that happen? Had a nail thru me foot took it out with pliers

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: chev_chelios] #427930
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Originally Posted by stephen1972
Originally Posted by _Ste_
Blood poisining smile
Bit like r frog when he got a big stick of wood stuck in his arm eek
how did that happen? Had a nail thru me foot took it out with pliers


we were getting conkers from some big tree at the old school in church lane and the big stick came back down a funny way and hit him hard, lol. (wasn`t funny at the time though frown )

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: _Ste_] #427932
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Wheres church lane? Nail in foot was in closed down bus depot on seaview rd lol

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: chev_chelios] #427937
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lol, asda car park?

Church lane (or rd) off liscard rd smile

Opposite this place wink ....

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums.../St_Johns_Church_Liscard.html#Post309193

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Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: _Ste_] #427940
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That were that little kiosk used 2 be?

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: chev_chelios] #427943
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Originally Posted by stephen1972
That were that little kiosk used 2 be?


Yeah man, that old church was over the rd from it laugh

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: _Ste_] #427944
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Not been that way for years.

Re: Girl, 12, impaled on railings at Bidston Hill, [Re: chev_chelios] #427946
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Originally Posted by stephen1972
Not been that way for years.


Scumsville now son, scumsville, worse than it was years ago, they`d nick your chewing gum if they had the chance, lol, you even get noobs in audi a4`s thinkin they can av ya off! HAHAHA!

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