Jaws-of-life to rescue girl from play park

2016-02-02 06:00
Paramedics help save a child who got trapped on the merry-go-round in Keurboom Park last week.  PHOTO: ER24

Paramedics help save a child who got trapped on the merry-go-round in Keurboom Park last week. PHOTO: ER24

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A girl, believed to be eight years old, injured her leg when it got caught beneath a merry-go-round in Keurboom Park near Kenilworth on Thursday.

ER24 paramedics, along with the City’s fire and rescue services, were called to the park.

They were led to the playground where the girl was stuck.

The paramedics found the girl lying next to the merry-go-round with her right leg trapped beneath it. Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to lift the merry-go-round off her leg.

Once freed, paramedics treated the patient. She was taken to Vincent Pallotti Hospital for further treatment.

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