Hero tour guide gored

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

A SA­FARI tour guide has been gored by a buf­falo while try­ing to pro­tect an­other man un­der at­tack in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory’s re­mote Arn­hem Land.

The 61- year- old man was flown 600km from a lo­ca­tion north­west of Num­bul­war af­ter he was at­tacked about 10.30am on Sun­day, CareF­light said.

“The ex­pe­ri­enced sa­fari tour guide suf­fered lac­er­a­tions and sus­pected frac­tures,” a spokesper­son said. “It is be­lieved the buf­falo charged at an­other man who had fallen to the ground when the tour guide put him­self be­tween the buf­falo and the man.”

Lo­cal clinic staff picked up the in­jured man and drove for sev­eral hours to Num­bul­war, where he was met by a flight nurse and taken to Royal Dar­win Hos­pi­tal.

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