Derby student trapped in clothes horse rescued by firefighters
- 23 November 2011
- From the section Derby
A University of Derby student had to be cut free by firefighters after being trapped in a clothes horse for more than an hour.
Danielle Morgan said she had been "mucking about" in her flatmate's bedroom when the accident happened.
Friends and staff at Sir Peter Hilton Court hall of residence tried to free her before calling the fire service.
The 18-year-old said she had been left with bruising to her neck and shoulders but could now laugh about the accident.
Miss Morgan said: "My friends just thought it was hilarious.
"I found it funny at first but after it got taken off I had a panic attack and the ambulance came out."
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they used cutting equipment to free Miss Morgan from the clothes horse.
Firefighters were called to Agard Street in Derby at 21:25 GMT on Sunday.
Miss Morgan, who is originally from North Wales, had fallen off the bed of her flatmate Lisa Smith, 18.
The clothes horse fell on top of her and her head went through the frame.
She tried to move a quilt which had been drying on the clothes horse, which then locked into place.
Miss Morgan's friends filmed and took photos of her while she was trapped.
She said: "I phoned one of my friends from home when I was stuck in it and she just thought I was drunk."
Firefighters used a tool kit and bolt croppers to cut Miss Morgan free.
Miss Smith said: "I don't think they quite believed it to begin with."