Devon

Dartmoor sledge crash teenager trapped in snow

  • 24 January 2013
  • From the section Devon
Rescue of teenager from Dartmoor
Image caption The teenage girl was located on a steep slope and taken to hospital for treatment

A teenager became trapped in snow for three hours after injuring herself in a sledging accident in Devon.

The 18-year-old, from Paignton, was with friends near Poundsgate, Dartmoor when she hurt her ankle on Wednesday. She is recovering in hospital.

Dartmoor Rescue Group who rescued her said she was "Okay, very cold and a little hypothermic".

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in the county which will be reviewed at 11:00 GMT.

Dave Tutty, from the rescue group, said: "The situation was getting worse, the snow was getting bad but eventually we found the girl on a steep slope.

"We were able to get her on a stretcher back up to the control vehicle."

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