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Family Friend Injured on Obama's Vacation

Updated 5:35 p.m. ET

A child of an Obama family friend was injured Monday in a surfboard mishap while on vacation with the first family in Hawaii, CBS News reports.

The injury is said not to be serious. Officials say no members of the first family involved in the accident.

The incident caused President Obama to abruptly end a round of golf and speed toward his family's vacation home for what was described as a "personal matter." An ambulance was seen speeding toward their compound.

A senior administration official said Mr. Obama abruptly broke away from his golf game because the father of a child injured in a surf board mishap was with him on the course, reports CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer.

Maer reports Mr. Obama now has returned to the golf course.

The official also confirmed some members of the first family were with the child at the time of the accident. The official indicates the injury was not serious and no members of the first family were hurt. The official refuses to identify the injured child or first family members who were there.

White House aides said at the time that the speedy departure and return to the president's home was not a matter of national security or because of a threat to Mr. Obama's safety. The details were revealed later.

Mr. Obama was playing golf when reporters who travel with him were quickly assembled for a return to the first family's neighborhood.

Journalists saw an ambulance speed past with its lights on, heading toward the end of Mr. Obama's street. The ambulance would have passed through a security checkpoint at the end of the street.

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