A 6-year-old Bay of Plenty boy is in a serious condition
after swallowing a small tack or drawing pin which lodged in
his throat, endangering his airway.
The Little Waihi boy was went into an operating theatre at
Tauranga Hospital last night.
After being stabilised by a Waikato Intensive Care Unit
retrieval team, he was flown by Waikato Westpac Rescue
Helicopter to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.
- Bay of Plenty Times