Toddler impales tongue on iron poker

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 14:10 29/01/2014

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A Hanmer Springs toddler, who impaled his tongue with a wrought iron poker, did not even cry during his flight to Christchurch Hospital.

The handle end, which went through the middle of the two-year-old's tongue was about the size of a ball point pen.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew was called out to the North Canterbury town after the "freak accident" about 11.30am yesterday.

The boy's mother had been taken to the medical centre, where he was given pain relief. "We don't know how he got it in there," the spokesman said.

He said the boy did not cry during the helicopter flight. 

"Obviously he screamed his head off before," he said. 

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