Blenheim teen hurt at skifield

Last updated 11:11 07/08/2012

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A Blenheim teenager who injured himself while skiing was airlifted from Rainbow Skifield to Wairau Hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter pilot Jarrod Colbourne said the 16-year-old was picked up about 2pm by the rescue helicopter.

He had dislocated his patella (kneecap) while skiing.

A hospital spokesman said the teenager was treated at Wairau Hospital and discharged the same day.


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- The Marlborough Express

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