Pupil airlifted from school

A schoolgirl was airlifted from a north Essex school after collapsing while in a class this morning. Essex Ambulance Service was called to Tendring Technology College in Rochford Way, Frinton shortly after 10am.

By Roddy Ashworth

A schoolgirl was airlifted from a north Essex school after collapsing while in a class this morning.

Essex Ambulance Service was called to Tendring Technology College in Rochford Way, Frinton shortly after 10am.

A paramedic manager, a land ambulance and the air ambulance were sent to the scene.


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Clinical Operations Manager, John Nicholls, said: “The 14-year-old, who lives in Walton-on-the-Naze, has an existing medical condition which was probably the cause of the episode, but we did not want to take any chances.

“She was unconscious for a brief period whilst in the Health and Welfare room on the top floor of the school.

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“She was given oxygen and stabilised before being carried down from the fourth floor room to the helicopter which had landed on the playing fields.

“Her condition had stabilised by the time she was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital.”

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