An 11-year-old girl narrowly avoided serious internal
injuries when she was impaled on a fence post in a small
Waikato town this afternoon.
The girl was impaled in the stomach after accidentally
falling on the stake in Mangakino around 12.15pm.
However, she escaped serious injury in the incident as the
post "didn't go in that far", the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue
The girl was able to walk when the rescue chopper crew
arrived, it said.
She suffered moderate injuries and was flown to Rotorua
Hospital for treatment.