A 3-year-old child has died after being kicked by a horse
Police and ambulance received a call at 2:30pm and arrived on
scene shortly after 3pm.
St John Ambulance said as the incident happened on private
property, they could not comment or give any specific
details. The Fire Service also attended the incident to
support ambulance but could not speak about the incident.
Police confirmed they were investigating the incident but
could not yet give further information.
The Herald understands the child was kicked at a property on
Kelly Rd at Ngamahanga, 65km north east of Taihape.
The child was flown to Palmerston North Hospital by rescue
helicopter but his injuries were not survivable.