TV series tells real rescue story of playtime collapse
A FROME schoolgirl who collapsed in the school playground and was airlifted to hospital will be appearing on the BBC's Real Rescues today.
Seven-year-old Emily Fuller, a pupil at Hayesdown First School, fell ill during playtime in July. By the time her mother Donna Haberfield arrived, Emily was really poorly and unable to walk.
Because of the seriousness of her condition the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called and airlifted the little girl to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
Thanks to a speedy response from the unit and the treatment she received from medical staff at the scene, Emily made a swift and full recovery and was back at school the following Monday.
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Doctors believed a double ear infection was the reason for her collapse.
Emily's rescue was recorded by programme makers from BBC 1's Real Rescues.
The series, presented by Nick Knowles, showcases the work of the emergency services and a camera man had been filming all day with the air ambulance.
Emily was one of four people who were in trouble and needed help that day.
Her mother Mrs Haberfield said her daughter was now heaps better and they were both due to present a cheque to the Air Ambulance yesterday at the school's harvest festival celebrations.
She said: "Emily had a series of tests after her collapse and she is absolutely fine now."
Real Rescues will be shown on BBC1 at 11am and repeated on Friday.