Young girl in serious condition after Waikato River rescue

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A young child has been pulled from the Waikato river after becoming stuck this afternoon.

Waikato River

Waikato River

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The child was earlier hanging onto the side of the side of a bridge near Old Taupiri Road and Great South Road.

Fire crews were called to the scene, and a firefighter had to get into the water to rescue the child, a Fire and Emergency spokesperson said.

She is said to be in a serious condition according to St John's. 

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