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Man airlifted after cow trampling

A 46-year-old man has suffered spinal injuries and has been airlifted to hospital after being trampled by a cow on farmland near Dyrham Park, Bath.

The victim had recently been fitted with a titanium rod in his back after being trampled by a bull.

It was almost an hour before he was able to summon help when his wife and a farmhand raised the alarm.

The man was flown directly to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

"It was clear the patient had suffered quite a sustained attack and there were numerous abrasions to his back," said ambulance officer Ross Culligan.



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