Saturday 19 October 2019

Woman airlifted by army after pony fall

David Looby

A woman was airlifted by an army medical helicopter to Cork having suffered serious injuries in a fall from a pony.

The accident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Oldcourt Stables in Ballykelly.

The Waterford woman was with a group of 11 friends when the accident occurred. She was just inside the gate when the pony turned around quickly and she fell off, breaking her ankle.

An ambulance arrived from Wexford General Hospital and treated her on a spinal board before moving her to a neighbouring field where the army helicopter had landed.

She was transferred to Cork University Hospital.

Owner of Oldcourt Stables Paddy Kent said: 'She had an exceptionally light fall. We are going to visit her this week and will know more then. The ambulance crew taped up her leg and brought her to the helicopter which took her to Cork. Hopefully she recovers quickly.'

New Ross Standard