Conjoined twin girls are rescued from the sea in Florida beach


  • Conjoined 12-year-old sisters were rescued from the sea at a Florida beach 
  • They were airlifted to a children’s hospital with neck injuries 
  • Twins, who are conjoined at the head, were playing in water when one of them became injured in the cervical area; the section of spine at the neck  
  • The incident occurred at Playalinda Beach near Kennedy Space Center  

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Conjoined twin girls who were playing at a Florida beach were rescued from the sea and airlifted to a hospital with neck injuries. 

The 12-year-old sisters, who are conjoined at the head, were playing in the waters of Playalinda Beach, when one of them was injured, Brevard County Fire Rescue, told the Orlando Sentinel. 

The incident occurred on the Kennedy Space Center’s property Sunday evening. 

Twin sisters, 12, who are conjoined at the head, were playing in the waters of Playalinda Beach (pictured), when one of them was injured, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. It’s believed the twins may have suffered a possible cervical injury to the neck and are being checked

Brevard County Fire Rescue spokesman Don Walker told the Sentinel that it ‘appears they were just playing in the water when this happened’.

Authorities received a call about a ‘water emergency’ around 6.30pm, Brevard County Fire Chief Mark Schollmeyer told Florida Today. 

It’s believed the twins may have suffered a possible cervical injury to the neck and are being checked.

The twins, who were both conscious and alert when they were rescued and airlifted to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where they are recovering.

Before the twins were transported there was a concern that because of their conjoinment, the helicopter would not be able to take them to the hospital.

Authorities said the family of the victims were from out of state.

The twins, who were both conscious and alert when they were rescued and airlifted to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (pictured), where they are recovering

 

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