A farmer was hospitalised yesterday afternoon (Sunday, May 3rd), after he fell from a quad bike.
The South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) was called to the scene of the incident in the Lough Morha area in Co. Waterford.
In a statement on social media on Sunday (May 3rd), a spokesperson for the association said: “SEMRA received a call at 16:00 this afternoon from the National Aeronautical Desk to assist with the evacuation of a casualty in the Lough Morha area.”
“A farmer had fallen from his quad bike & injured his lower leg. “NAS advanced paramedic and Rescue 117 winchman treated the injured farmer on site.”
“SEMRA assisted with the high-line operation. Casualty was brought to Waterford Airport by R117 and transferred by NAS to University Hospital Waterford.”
“We wish the injured man a speedy recovery. The team was stood down and all members off the hill by 18:30.” the statement concluded.