Girl's leg trapped in swimming pool bar

A YOUNG girl had to be rescued by firefighters after her leg got trapped behind a bar in a Colchester swimming pool.

A YOUNG girl had to be rescued by firefighters after her leg got trapped behind a bar in a Colchester swimming pool.

Two crews from Colchester were called today to help release the nine-year-old girl's leg from behind a bar in the Charles Lucas Swimming Pool in Hawthorn Avenue.

Firefighters arrived at about 5pm and used a saw and wedges to free the girl, who is believed to have suffered a fracture.

She was freed by 5.30pm and then left in the care of paramedics, who took her to hospital.