Farmer crushed by cattle in serious but stable condition

A farmer has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed against a wall by cattle.

The 71-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his head, face, chest and abdomen in the incident.

The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) was sent to a farm in Kirkby Stephen at 8am on Thursday (3 March).

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GNAAS air ambulance in field

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called into action on a farm in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, after a 71-year-old farmer was crushed by cows © Great North Air Ambulance Service

Medics discovered the injured farmer trapped against a wall by cattle.

A spokesman for GNAAS said: “He had sustained head, facial, chest and abdomen injuries and was assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team.

“The patient was then flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough within 16 minutes, where he arrived in a serious but stable condition.”

Two weeks ago, a farmer in his 50s had to be flown by air ambulance to hospital after being seriously hurt by cattle in a similar incident.

The man, aged in his 50s, suffered head, neck, back and chest injuries in the livestock handling incident on a farm in Cockfield, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham.