A 3-year-old boy whose hand was severed in Golden Bay on
Friday is in a fair condition in hospital.
St John ambulance southern communications spokesman Bruce
Chubb said an ambulance was called to Collingwood, Golden
Bay, at 5pm on Friday.
There was no information about how the boy's hand was
severed, other than it was a "traumatic injury".
As the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was unable to fly
due to bad weather, the boy was taken by ambulance to Nelson
Hospital, about a two-hour drive from Collingwood.
The ambulance was met on the way by an advanced paramedic
from Nelson, Mr Chubb said.
The boy was later transferred to Hutt Hospital. A hospital
spokeswoman said he was in a fair condition today.