Pair burnt in camping accident

Last updated 09:12 26/12/2012

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A father and son have been flown to hospital with burns after boiling water on a camp stove tipped on them.

The man in his 50s and his 14-year-old son were flown from Tonga Quarry Camp in Abel Tasman National Park about 9.15pm yesterday.

A Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter spokesman said they received burns from boiling water when a camp stove was accidentally knocked over.

Because of their location, the helicopter was unable to land.

Instead, a paramedic was winched down to the pair to give first aid, before they were all winched onto the helicopter.

They were flown for treatment at Nelson Hospital.

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