Injured after fall in Sounds

03:04, Feb 14 2014

A 61-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after she fell from a viewing platform in the Marlborough Sounds. 

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the woman fell two metres from a platform at Mahau Sound on Thursday evening.

The helicopter was called about 8.45pm after she was found on the ground unconscious.

She was assessed and stabilised at the scene by an onboard intensive care paramedic and was flown to Nelson Hospital with a possible serious head injury.

A hospital spokeswoman said today the woman is in a stable condition.

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