Northern Ireland

Teenager recovering after sledge crash

A teenager from County Tyrone is learning to walk again after she broke two bones in her back while sledging.

Chleo Harte was speeding down a hill at Strabane Golf Club when the board she was on hit a bump and crashed.

She was in hospital for eight days, where a physiotherapist had to teach her to walk a few steps at a time.

"When I was in hospital I had to lie flat on my back, I couldn't move.

"I can stand now for about ten minutes then I get sore, but sitting is even sorer, so really I'm just lying down all the time.

"When I crashed the pain was unbearable, I knew I'd broken something.

"You never think you could break your back when you're having so much fun."