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Farmer falls 80ft down gully after tractor overturns while spreading slurry

A farmer has been airlifted to hospital after being thrown 80ft down a gully.



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PICTURE: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team
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Farmer falls 80ft down gully after tractor overturns while spreading slurry #FarmSafety

The tractor he was driving overturned while spreading slurry before rolling down the hillside.

 

He was thrown from the vehicle 80ft down a wooded gully.

 

The incident happened on Tuesday morning at Leighton Reservoir, in Yorkshire.

 

Volunteers from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) were called to the scene, along with police, firefighters, Yorkshire Ambulance paramedics, the North East Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team and a Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter.

 

A spokesman for SMRT said: “The farmer had rolled a tractor with slurry tank down a steep wet hillside and was then thrown from the tractor another 80 feet down a wooded gully.”

 

The farmer was stretchered from the gully to the air ambulance before being flown to hospital.

 

His condition is not yet know.


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