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Girl rescued following sledding accident

December 23, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 10-year-old girl was rescued by Martinsburg Fire Department firefighters Tuesday afternoon after reportedly crashing into a tree while sledding near Marshall Avenue, Lt. Donna Harmison said.

The girl was in "good spirits" after firefighters used a 150-foot rope rigging system to bring her up in a basket Harmison said.

Reported at 3:02 p.m. near East Burke Street, Harmison said firefighters employed the carriage system because of the steepness of the slope.

"It was great for sledding, but it wasn't great for carrying her back up," Harmison said.

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