Man falls from horse
A MAN has suffered head and chest injuries after being thrown from a horse in the Upper Hunter region of NSW.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called after a report at 11.45am on Saturday that a 60-year-old man had been thrown from the animal on a rural property in Merriwa.
Paramedics managed to stabilise the man’s condition before he was flown from Denman Oval to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.
He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.