Baby boy seriously injured in fall

Last updated 16:48 14/01/2014
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Police outside a house in Riverton where a baby had a serious fall.

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A three-month old Southland baby has been seriously injured following a reported fall at his home.

The baby was flown to Auckland's Starship Hospital after emergency services were called to a home in Riverton about 7.25pm yesterday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Bowman said the baby boy had suffered serious injuries and was unresponsive.

He was taken to Southland Hospital before being stabilised and transferred to Auckland.

Bowman said an investigation into the incident was at an early stage and it was too early for any further details to be released. 

The baby's condition remains critical this afternoon.

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