At approximately 10 am on Saturday the 20th December 2008 a 17 year old female fell off the back of a Ute that was
driving on Ripiro Beach, Dargaville.
As a result of this fall she sustained a significant head injury.
She was transported to the Dargaville Medical centre, and then transferred to Whangarei Hospital by helicopter.
She died at the Whangarei Hospital early this morning.
Police enquiries are continuing and are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed this incident to
contact the Dargaville Police.