Farm accident

The helicopter at the scene of the accident in Wards River. Photo. Courtsey of Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
The helicopter at the scene of the accident in Wards River. Photo. Courtsey of Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out to Wards River, south of Gloucester on Saturday morning (September 30) after reports of a farm accident.

A 69-year-old man was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcatle after he had fallen in a paddock.

It was reported that the man was moving stock around 11.30am when its believed his leg was caught up in a hole.

He was treated by paramedics and the helicopter’s clinical team for hip and leg injuries at the scene.

The man was reported to be in a stable condition.