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Farmer, 71, airlifted to hospital after being crushed by cattle

The farmer from Cumbria was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough.

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A farmer from Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, has suffered serious injuries after being crushed against a wall by cattle.

 

The 71-year-old male sustained head, chest, facial and abdomen injuries.

 

A spokesperson from the Great North Air Ambulance service (GNAAS) said: "We received a call at 8am yesterday (Thursday, March 3) and the farmer was treated on the scene by our GNAAS doctor-led trauma team.

 

"He was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough where the flight took 16 minutes.

 

"The farmer was handed over to the hospital in a serious, but stable, condition."

 

 


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