Scottish woman breaks ankle in horror fall on Fife high school roof


Firefighters rescued a young Scottish woman who “broke her ankle” in a horror fall on the roof of a high school in Fife.

A parent of the 12-year-old recounted how the youngster climbed the Glenwood High School building in Glenrothes Wednesday night.

They said she attempted to retrieve two bags belonging to him and her after they were allegedly thrown on the roof by a gang of boys.

But after climbing onto the building and grabbing their belongings, the girl fell and seriously injured her ankle and heel.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. when the alarm was raised.

She was transported from the roof and rushed to hospital where she is now awaiting surgery on her “crushed” ankle and heel.

The parent said, “Last night when I spoke to her she was in a lot of pain, so her story was all over the place.

“I spoke to her today and she told me that a group of boys had thrown her and her friend’s bag on the roof of the school. She managed to fall after picking it up.

“She broke her ankle and crashed her heel and is going for surgery today.

“The fire department, police and ambulance did an amazing job and really took care of her. We cannot thank them enough for their help and support.

Scottish Police have confirmed they have been called to the scene to help their partner agencies.

A statement from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 9:03 pm on Wednesday August 4th we were called to assist partners in a building on South Parks Road, Glenrothes.

“Operations control mobilized two devices, a height vehicle and specialized resources, and the firefighters assisted a person in difficulty who was placed in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“The crews left the scene after making sure the area was secure.”

The Scottish Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

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