Hornchurch firefighters rescue 17-year-old trapped in swing

Firefighters had to rescue a 17-year-old girl who got herself trapped in a swing.

Crews from Hornchurch fire station were called to the incident in St Andrew’s Park in Burn Way, Hornchurch today (Thursday May 3) at 2pm.

The teenager, is believed to have been trapped in the swing for half an hour before firefighters arrived.

She was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A spokesman from the London Fire Brigade said: “She was really lucky that she did not hurt herself.


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“Teenagers should not be on a children’s swing because they can really hurt themselves and they also damage the swings.”

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