A girl has been flown to hospital in Blenheim after falling off the back of a quad bike.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was sent to the incident in the Marlborough Sounds early this afternoon.

The girl had been on the back of the quad bike when she fell off and suffered head injuries, the Life Flight Trust said.

The helicopter was able to land nearby, and the injured girl was assessed and treated by the paramedic on board.

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She was then flown to the Wairau Hospital emergency department for further treatment.