Motocross boys flown to hospital

Last updated 12:58 31/03/2014

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Two boys injured in a motocross event were flown to Nelson Hospital.

A 13-year-old boy from Golden Bay was flown to hospital in a stable condition on Saturday morning after falling off his motorbike.

He had been competing at a motocross event in the Kaihoka Lake area, near Farewell Spit.

Another boy was flown to hospital on Saturday afternoon after injuring his shoulder at the same event.

The 11-year-old boy was taken to Collingwood by ambulance about 2pm, where he was met by a Nelson-Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew and flown to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

The helicopter crew was kept busy this weekend with several other crashes.

A motorcyclist was riding with friends near Nelson when he crashed while taking a corner near the Hope Saddle on State Highway 6, about 5.30pm on Saturday.

The man, aged in his 60s, was initially treated by St John ambulance paramedics before receiving further treatment from an intensive care paramedic on the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

He was then flown to Nelson Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Earlier on Saturday, a 55-year-old man was flown to Nelson Hospital from the Murchison Medical Centre. The Richmond man had been involved in a crash and taken to the medical centre before his condition deteriorated.

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