Boy hospitalised after quad bike accident

By Abby Gillies

Photo / Thinkstock
Photo / Thinkstock

A nine-year-old boy was flown to hospital with minor neck injuries after a quad bike incident in a remote part of the South Island's West Coast.

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called to Anatori River near Farewell Spit about 8.30am.

He suffered minor neck injuries after falling from his quad bike last night, said a St John's ambulance spokeswoman.

The boy was treated at the scene by the helicopter's onboard intensive care paramedic, before being flown to Nelson Hospital.


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