Boy falls 30 feet after hill descent goes horribly wrong

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One boy fell 30 feet and another two clung to a tree after a descent down a hill in Shelf went horribly wrong.

The teenagers - all 13, had to be rescued by firefighters after the incident at the junction of Green Lane and Brow Lane on Thursday, July 24.

Incredibly, the teenager who fell 30 feet only received slight cuts to his arms and legs. The other two were uninjured.

Paul Taylor, a station commander, said: “It’s only natural that youngsters will want to get out and about during their summer holidays. Luckily the teenager who fell only sustained non-life threatening injuries. However, this incident shows how easily accidents can happen. The key message is for youngsters to always let their parents or guardian know where they are going out playing and ensure they maintain regular contact with them. Although this was a wooded area, youngsters should steer clear of playing in any sites which could pose a danger to them, such as industrial sites or disused quarries, where terrain can be unpredictable.”

Appliances from Bradford, Odsal, Cleckheaton and the Technical Rescue Unit attended. Level 2 line rescue equipment was used to rescue the boys who were checked over by the ambulance service.