Pair burnt in camping accident
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.