Obama in dash home after child injured

US President Barack Obama has rushed back to his family's holiday home in Hawaii after a child of a family friend was injured.

US President Barack Obama has rushed back to his family's holiday home in Hawaii after a child of a family friend was injured.

The President abruptly ended a round of golf and sped toward his family's holiday home in Kailua for what was described as a "personal matter".

An ambulance was seen speeding toward their compound.

A White House official said a child of a family friend of the Obamas had been injured on vacation. The first family are fine, he said.

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

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