11yo boy in hospital after Te Urerewa cliff fall

  • 28/12/2017
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An 11-year-old boy who fell down a nine-metre cliff while tramping has been flown to hospital from the Bay of Plenty town of Ruatahuna.

The boy, described as a local, fell while tramping in Te Urewera on Wednesday.

Because there was no cellphone reception, family members carried him to the nearest house to raise the alarm.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was sent to pick up the boy, who was treated by the onboard paramedic before being flown to Rotorua Hospital in a moderate condition.

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