Bull tossed man in the air

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A man is re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal af­ter the RACQ LifeF­light crew air­lifted him from the Queens­land-North­ern Ter­ri­tory bor­der af­ter a rogue bull flung him two me­tres into the air while he was mus­ter­ing cat­tle on a re­mote prop­erty.

The 55-year-old man was knocked un­con­scious af­ter land­ing on his head fol­low­ing the bull at­tack which hap­pened late on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The res­cue he­li­copter flew over 200 km from its Mount Isa base and landed at the re­mote prop­erty.

The in­jured man had been work­ing on a sec­tion of the prop­erty when the bull came up be­hind him and flipped him over a fence, in­jur­ing his head and back and caus­ing sus­pected spinal in­juries.

“The bull had picked the truck driver up by the back of his shirt and flung him more than two me­tres into the air,” said a para­medic. “The man landed on his head and was knocked un­con­scious. He had only just re­gained some con­scious­ness when we ar­rived.”

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