A 13-year-old girl has been seriously injured in Manawatu after the four-wheel-drive she was in plunged 60 metres off a farm track into a stream.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter transported the girl on a farm near Mangaweka around 5pm yesterday.
She was thrown from the vehicle about halfway down the bank and a personal locator beacon was set-off which helped rescuers find her.
She suffered injuries to her chest, back and pelvis and was flown to Whanganui Hospital.
The Tauranga rescue helicopter crew also helped a 15-year-old boy last night after he suffered a serious head injury while skate boarding.
The teen was skateboarding on the Tauranga Harbour Bridge when he came off his board and hit his head on a rail.
He was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.