Child injured in fall from deck

01:18, Jan 03 2014
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter at Moetapu Bay near Havelock

Three people in the Marlborough Sounds needed help from the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter service yesterday morning.

The first was a 73-year-old man who was found after a fall at Peppers Portage near Kenepuru Sound.

The man was found lying on the ground outside and no-one knew how long he had been there.

He was treated at the scene by helicopter crew medics and stabilised before being flown to Nelson Hospital emergency department for further treatment.

The second callout was at Waitaria Bay, also in Kenepuru Sound, where a tourist was found after his car had rolled down a small embankment.

He was treated at the scene for abdominal and leg injuries and flown to Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, for further assessment.


While on its way back to base at Nelson, the helicopter was diverted to Moetapu Bay, near Havelock, to assist a six-year-old Christchurch boy who had fallen off a deck and injured his head.

After being treated there, the boy and his father were flown to Wairau Hospital for observation.

At the same time as the third mission, a second helicopter from Nelson flew to the Rai Valley area to assist a woman suffering severe chest pains.

No further details were available last night on the condition of the patients..


The Marlborough Express