Tuesday 25 October 2016

Man in his 70s airlifted to hospital following farm accident

Shane O'Riordan

Published 03/06/2015 | 14:02

Cork University Hospital
Cork University Hospital

A farmer has been airlifted to hospital after being mauled by a herd of cattle.

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The man, in his 70s, was working on the family farm in Carrigadrohid near Macroom on Tuesday evening when it is believed he was injured by livestock.

It is understood the man and his son were putting a bull into a pen when the bull kicked out at a gate which hit the man with force.

The man was then airlifted by the Defence Forces’ Medevac 112 helicopter from Macroom GAA Club to Cork University Hospital. The aircraft landed in the GAA club at 7pm and arrived at SMA House at 7.06pm where a ground ambulance transported the man to CUH.

A spokesperson for West Cork Rapid Response could not confirm the condition of the injured man, however, it is believed that he is in a serious condition after sustaining major internal injuries.

Gardaí were not called to the scene.

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