Emergency services scrambled to girl in water at Stoke-on-Trent beauty spot

Police, firefighters and paramedics were scrambled to a Stoke-on-Trent beauty spot after reports of a teenage girl in the water. Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service were dispatched to Ford Green Nature Reserve, in Smallthorne, on Saturday night.

Paramedics discovered the girl had managed to get out of the water. But they tracked her down to her home, assessed her, and took her to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment. It comes as youngsters Sonny Clark and Ryan Evans have both died in similar tragedies on the water at North Staffordshire beauty spots in recent years.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a patient in the water at Ford Green Nature Reserve at 10.23pm on Saturday night. Two ambulances and a North Staffordshire BASICS doctor attended the scene. On arrival, there was no patient found at the location. However, crews were told the patient had gone home, so ambulance staff assessed the patient, a teenage female, at a private address before taking her to the Royal Stoke University Hospital."

StokeonTrentLive has approached Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for statements following the emergency response.

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