Boy taken to hospital after fall from bunk bed

ANNA TURNER
Last updated 08:49 03/09/2012

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A boy falling from a bunk bed was one of several incidents that kept the Westpac rescue helicopter team busy over the weekend.

The 10-year-old, from Springston, was staying at the Mt Cheeseman Ski field Lodge when he fell from his bed about 10pm on Saturday.

Mountain manager James Young said two boys had been playing on the bunk bed, about 1.5m off the ground, when one fell out.

"He was initially unconscious but our paramedics on site treated him and got him mobile so he could be evacuated."

He was treated by Mt Cheeseman paramedics at the scene and then flown to Christchurch Hospital where he is now in a stable condition.

The boy had been staying with a  family friend at the lodge.

Young said it was the first time such an incident had occurred.

"Boys will play and occasionally do fall out of bunks. This is the first time this has happened, however."

Earlier that day, an 18-year-old man was flown to Christchurch Hospital after he was struck by a car "travelling at low speed".

The man fractured his leg in the incident, which happened about 1.45am in Rakaia.

"They'd been on a night out and the car in front of him moved off and caught him off guard. The guy was in quite a bit of pain but he's all right now," the spokesman said.

Yesterday afternoon, a 54-year-old Christchurch man was riding a trail bike at Broomfield, near Amberley, when he came off and hurt his back.

The man was treated at the scene for his back injuries and flown to hospital about 2.30pm. He is in a stable condition

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