Hiker, 46 trampled by cows.A HIKER from Halifax who was trampled by cows on a day trip is in a 'critical' condition.
The man, aged 46, suffered life-threatening injuries yesterday after the incident in County Durham “Durham county” redirects here. For other uses, see Durham County.
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His wife escaped without injuries.
But the man suffered a fractured skull, chest injuries and possible internal bleeding.
He was flown by Air Ambulance air ambulance Emergency medicine A helicopter or, less commonly, a fixed wing aircraft, used to evacuate a person who requires immediate medical attention that cannot be provided at his/her current location to the James Cook University Hospital The James Cook University Hospital is a 1010 bed major tertiary hospital and district general hospital in Marton, Middlesbrough. It forms part of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, along with the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. in Middlesbrough where he remains in a critical condition..
Air ambulance paramedics Jane Peacock said: "How he's got out alive I do not know. He's very, very sick."
Medics believe the man and his wife were visiting the area around Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, on a day trip.
He was treated at the scene before a 12-minute flight to hospital, where he was admitted to a speciality treatment unit.
He is undergoing tests and will be moved to intensive care or a high dependency unit when doctors know the full extent of his injuries.
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