Sport Toddler injured at Auckland International Airport son of All Black

07:07  08 june  2018
07:07  08 june  2018 Source:

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The one-year-old boy was seriously injured on a conveyor belt on Thursday.

The young boy hurt at Auckland Airport yesterday was the son of All Black Vaea Fifita Yesterday, a St John spokesman said they transported the toddler to Middlemore Hospital. Staff at Auckland International Airport were reviewing the security footage to establish what had happened, and how.

a man with a football ball © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited The toddler seriously injured at Auckland International Airport on Thursday was the one-year-old son of All Black Vaea Fifita.

Staff were "extremely surprised" to discover the child in the baggage handling system, after he got on a conveyor belt at the check-in counters at about 3pm.

The Aviation Security Service (Avsec) launched an investigation into the incident. 

Avsec staff moved quickly to rescue him and he was taken to hospital in serious condition with an arm injury.

Fifita's son, Paula, turns two this month and is recovering in Middlemore Hospital. 

The Wellington loose forward has been named among the reserves for the All Blacks' test against France at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday night. 

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