14-year-old airlifted after 10-foot fall at Charlotte High School

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Charlotte County High School
Charlotte County High School (Credit: WINK News)

A 14-year-old girl had to be airlifted to the hospital after falling approximately 10 feet at Charlotte High School.

Charlotte County EMS confirmed the student was airlifted Wednesday morning as a trauma alert due to injuries from the fall.

A student recounted watching her fall.

“She seen me, made eye contact with me,” said the student. “She climbed over. She stood on the ledge and sat down, grabbed the bar from behind her and kind of like was holding on there for a second, and when she fell her feet clipped the gate.”

The witness said it happened fast.

“I wanted to like shout out and be like, stop, but I couldn’t even like get the words out of my mouth to say it,” she said. “I was so in shock because, like, it’s something I’ve never seen before.”

The Charlotte County School District said the teen was transported to the Shorepoint Health Punta Gorda and then later transported to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

The student is in serious but stable condition, according to the school district. They hope to release more information, but did not say when.

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