By adamg on Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:33pm
Westwood Police report breaking up a teen bonfire in the woods off High Street last night. One girl had to be transported to a Boston hospital with serious head injuries after she fell about 20 feet off a rocky ledge; a boy suffered minor injuries when an aerosal can somebody tossed into the fire exploded.
The girl was NOT drinking, and it is unknown if she fell running away when the police arrived or if she had walked away earlier and did not see the ledge in the darkness and fell by accident.
It took ten Westwood firefighters and police officers 20 minutes to stabilize and treat the girl and then carry her out of the woods, police say.
Police add several other kids were evaluated by EMTs to make sure they weren't suffering from alcohol poisoning.
The remaining teenagers who either stayed behind or were rounded up were released into the custody of their parents. Westwood Firefighters with the help of the police used a thermal cameras to search the woods, but no one else was found.
Police responded to the woods around 11:45 p.m. after getting complaints from residents of a nearby condo complex about loud noises.
Officers walked a few hundred feet into the woods and observed a bonfire and a large group of teenagers, many of whom were drinking from clearly marked beer cans.