Two injured boys flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital after separate accidents in Waipukurau and Patoka

The injured boys were flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital by the Lower Corporation Rescue Helicopter. Photo / File
The injured boys were flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital by the Lower Corporation Rescue Helicopter. Photo / File

Two boys were flown by rescue helicopter to hospital after separate mishaps in Hawke's Bay yesterday.

A Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said the first rescue occurred at 3.30pm and involved a 10-year-old boy, who suffered head injuries after he fell from his motorbike at a riverbank in Waipukurau.

The boy was flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital, where he was in a stable condition this afternoon.

Three hours later, the helicopter flew to a farm at Patoka where a 12-year-old had suffered a fractured leg after slipping down a hill. Patoka is 40km north-west of Napier.

He was also flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital, but his condition this afternoon was not immediately available.

- NZ Herald

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