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Stokes Valley Fire Station: 374 Stokes Valley Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Girl bounces back from 30m fall

Domion Post
27th September 2002

A nine-year-old Stokes Valley "Miracle" is back at home and recovering from injuries she suffered in a near-fatal fall from a homemade rope swing.

Loren Tibbs fell more than 30 metres from the swing, in Logie St, Stokes Valley, on August 15.  She spent the next month in Wellington and Hutt hospitals with a fractured skull and brain injury.  But the slightly built pupil from Tui Glen School is now at home managing a smile as she tells her tale.

Her ordeal began about 5pm when she and a friend went to play on the swing, put up years ago by local kids. She set sail on the swing, which was knotted at the bottom with a stick to sit on, when the rope snapped.  She flew through the air, landing down the steep bank.

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Years of service recorded by our longest serving member
60 (Former CFO, Stewart Walker)
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Pre-registration for next year’s 75th Jubilee dinner now open (for former brigade members only). http://t.co/jM84wHkPio
Total number of call-outs for November 2013: 20 Year-to-date total (to 30/11/2013): 149 http://t.co/SGstwlN320
Lots of good photos from Wednesday night’s training exercise now up on Flickr! http://t.co/hRSqCfKa5M
Total number of call-outs for September 2013: 6 Year-to-date total (to 30/09/2013): 112 http://t.co/TJY5Q9CEnY
Total number of call-outs for August 2013: 13 See our website for more detailed info. http://t.co/wJd44IpRba
Total number of Call-Outs for July 2013: 15 See our website for more detailed info. http://t.co/AMBZw73FDy
After a MASSIVE update, Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade's website is officially back online! http://t.co/2N7rb9fHUL
K99 house fire late last night. Article here: http://t.co/lO7XcjTUiy
For a "sneak peek" at our newly updated website (still a work in progress!) log in with "demo" as the username & pwd. http://t.co/GgNIi208oN
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