An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under a tractor.
The incident reportedly occurred on the Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in north Antrim.
The PNSI, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, the Air Ambulance and the Ambulance Service attended the scene after responding to reports of a male casualty trapped underneath a tractor.
Q Radio reports that the man may have been trapped underneath the agricultural vehicle “for up to three days”.
In a statement, today (Friday, June 4th) a spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, said:
“Firefighters assisted colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service with transporting the casualty to the Air Ambulance, which then took the casualty to hospital.”
“Firefighters then secured the tractor and made the scene safe. The incident was dealt with by 12.30 pm,” the spokesperson added.
11-year-old injured after tractor fall
Meanwhile, police have launched an investigation after an 11-year-old boy fell from a tractor on a farm in Nottinghamshire.
The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon (June 2nd, 2021).
According to a spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police, the boy was in a tractor cutting grass when his leg became trapped in a mower.
The 11-year-old was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.
In a statement, inspector, Clare Gibson of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“The boy was on the tractor while it was being used to cut grass.”
“We believe the young boy has fallen from the tractor whilst in motion and subsequently sustained severe leg injuries for which he is receiving medical treatment.”
“An investigation to establish what led to this incident is underway,” Gibson concluded.
Vehicles collide on narrow country lane
Firefighters attended a two-vehicle collision on a “narrow country lane” in Shropshire in the UK over the weekend.
Crews had just returned to an automatic fire alarm activation when they were alerted to the scene.
A spokesperson for Bridgnorth Fire Station said: “Thankfully, all persons were out of the vehicles. Unfortunately, two persons required some first aid from the firefighters for minor injuries (another skill all firefighters have!).”
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