10yo boy dead after car rolls into pond
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 9:27p.m.
By 3 News online staff
A 10-year-old boy has died after the car he was travelling in rolled into a pond near Hokitika on the West Coast.
Another female child was earlier rescued from the vehicle, Fairfax reports.
West Coast police are at the scene of the incident at a gold mine site on Adair Rd at Ruatapu.
St John reports the girl was taken in a serious condition to Hokitika by ambulance and then transported by the Solid Energy Rescue Helicopter to Grey Base Hospital.
A man was also taken to hospital.
The driver of the four-wheel drive vehicle escaped and ran several kilometres for help around 7pm.
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