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Three children have been flown to hospital after separate accidents in the Nelson-Marlborough region today.
This afternoon the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called to Murchison after a twig became lodged in the eye of a 6-year-old Christchurch girl.
She was treated en route by a paramedic and flown to Christchurch Hospital.
About 2am the chopper was called to airlift a 5-year-old girl from The Portage in the Marlborough Sounds after she began having breathing problems. She was taken to Wairau Hospital in Blenheim,
A 6-month-old girl was then flown from the Tophouse area to Nelson Hospital after she was stung in the mouth by a wasp.