Locked gates at Coate Water Country Park are said to have delayed the ambulance service in responding to a teenager who was suffering a cardiac arrest.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the park at around 7.30pm yesterday evening, to break through padlocked gates for paramedics who couldn’t get to their medical emergency near the children’s play area.
Sadly, the 17-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witness Trevor Baker said: “It’s very sad that such a young person has sadly lost her life however…. my partner and I were walking our dog last night and saw this happening and the bit that disgusts me is the ambulance couldn’t get access due to locked gates.
“I saw the paramedics at the scene then another paramedic running with a defibrillator across the park helped by a Gurkha who was out running (top bloke).
“Why do the emergency services not have keys to all park gates allowing them access…
maybe the outcome may have been different.”
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