9 Oct 2012

Girl in hospital after balcony fall

3:23 pm on 9 October 2012

An eight-year-old girl is in intensive care after falling from a balcony at a marae camp in the eastern Bay of Plenty town of Ohope.

The girl fell four metres and landed on her face, suffering multiple fractures to her face and jaw.

She was flown to Middlemore Hospital on Tuesday for specialist trauma care, and her condition is described as satisfactory.