Dad of Sunderland cliff-plunge girl says ‘next few days will be crucial.’

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A TEENAGER who fell off a cliff at a Sunderland park is said to be in a stable condition.

The 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life after plunging more than 20ft down a cliff at Mowbray Park, in the city centre.

The Great North Air Ambulance was scrambled to the scene at about 7.30pm on Saturday after the 24ft fall.

She sustained serious head and pelvic injuries, as well as other internal injuries, and was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).

The schoolgirl, named locally as Lauren Boylen and from Washington, was treated at the scene but due to bad weather, the air ambulance could not fly, and she was taken to hospital by a road ambulance.

Messages of support have been flooding in for the Biddick Academy pupil on social media.

Writing on Facebook yesterday, her dad Graeme said she had a stable night.

He added: “She remains heavily sedated and will be until tomorrow evening, to allow her brain time to settle and heal.

“A very scary time, but the good wishes of all are both greatly needed and much appreciated.

“The next few days will be crucial.”

The RVI spokesman said the girl was in a critical but stable condition.