Girl injured in fall

Last updated 21:03 03/01/2014

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

'Heavily disguised' pair attempt aggravated robbery of Te Awa Dairy in Napier Second elderly woman dies after contracting campylobacter in outbreak Man who tried to pick up schoolgirl in Flaxmere was no threat Investigation launched as Hastings council accused of withholding gastro information Father of motorcyclist killed by foreign driver hails 'fantastic' protest Hastings girl people's choice designer in international competition Liquidators file legal action against Herbert Construction director over unpaid debts Escaped prisoner Dion King says he ate a lightbulb to get away from guard Wheelchair's worn cable may have caused death of Samuel Gibson - coroner Lotto player from Gisborne wins $1 million

A 14-year-old Hastings girl suffered suspected spinal injuries in a fall near Rotorua this afternoon.

The BayTrust rescue helicopter and paramedics were called to the river at Atiamuri about 2.30pm today after the girl fell while involved in water sports.

Her family helped her until emergency services arrived. She was flown to Rotorua Hospital for further assessment.

Rescue helicopter pilot Barry Vincent said paramedics first attended to her in a boat, but he was unsure what sort of water sports she had been doing when she was hurt.

"She was conscious, but distraught, understandably. She was upset and in a fair bit of discomfort."

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content