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).
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.