14 May 2012

Teenager burnt after cutting through power line

4:25 pm on 14 May 2012

A Northland teenager is in Auckland's Middlemore Hospital with severe burns after cutting through a live power line.

The hospital says the 18-year-old is now in a stable condition in the burns unit.

Police say the incident happened on a rural property at Tinopai on the Kaipara Harbour, and they are investigating.