A TEENAGE girl was airlifted to hospital after falling around 30 feet at Hubberston Fort near Hakin, Milford Haven.

The 13-year-old sustained a broken thigh bone in the incident, which happened at around 6.30pm last night (Sunday, July 9).

She was airlifted to Morriston Hospital by HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter 187.

A 999 call was made to the ambulance service at around 6.40pm.

They were joined on the scene by coastguard rescue teams from Broad Haven and Dale, police and fire crews from Milford Haven station.

A hazardous area response team (HART) was also called to the fort near Gelliswick, which is closed to the public.

Wales Air Ambulance attempted to land, but could not get close enough to the girl, and so the coastguard helicopter was called to winch her to safety.

She was taken to Morriston hospital in Swansea, and is expected to undergo surgery in the next few days.

Alec Don, chief executive at the Port of Milford Haven, which owns the abandoned Grade II-listed fort, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the young girl and her family.

"We understand that, thankfully, she has been very lucky and not sustained any life-changing injuries.

"For many years we have warned of the risks of trespassing inside Hubberston Fort.

"There are lots of dangers including uneven ground, falling debris and high walls. For that reason the public are not allowed access and we do everything we can to ensure the site is secure to stop people getting in there.

"We have erected perimeter fencing, bricked-up doors, installed a high security gate, CCTV and displayed clear hazard signs but despite this people are ignoring the warnings and are endangering themselves and others to gain access illegally.

"Similar to our warnings against tombstoning around Milford Marina, restrictions are in place to protect people from danger.

"Please respect that.”