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04 August 2011 09:29
A US teenager had to be rescued from a hiking trail after suffering an asthma attack
A teenage boy who went hiking in New Hampshire had to be rescued by emergency crews after he suffered a severe asthma attack.
The 14-year-old, from Massachusetts, was part of a group trekking along Edmands Path which leads up to the summit of Mount Eisenhower.
Around 1.8 miles from the starting point of the trail, he was hit by an asthma attack. Although he was able to control it with inhalers, the boy continued to experience breathing difficulties and rescue crews had to be called in.
The news will prompt many Britons with asthma to arrange some
medical travel insurance cover before embarking upon walking holidays abroad.
According to the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, rescue teams had to struggle for two hours to reach the youngster and he was carried back by nearly two dozen volunteers to a waiting ambulance.
He was given a check-up by paramedics before being released.
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