Schoolgirl airlifted to hospital

The North West Air Ambulance in action
The North West Air Ambulance in action
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A schoolgirl has been airlifted to hospital after being injured in a PE lesson.

The North West Air Ambulance was called to Baines School, in Poulton, after the 12-year-old complained of suffering from a sore neck at around 2.30pm.

She was seen by a first aider before paramedics arrived and decided to have her airlifted to Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

Roddy McCowan, headteacher at Baines School, said: “I can confirm that, as a precautionary measure, one of our pupils has been taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by air ambulance, after complaining of a sore neck following a PE lesson.

“The ambulance service attended the school promptly and made the decision to call in the air ambulance.

“The pupil’s family is with her and we will continue to liaise with them.

“We are obviously thinking of them and hoping she makes a swift recovery.”