Man, 81, falls from horse
AN 81-YEAR-OLD Bauple man was recovering at Nambour Hospital yesterday after falling from a horse.
The man had surgery on a broken hip, broken shoulder and an injured arm after an AGL Action Rescue crew airlifted him to hospital on Saturday morning.
It was believed he may have been trampled by the horse after falling from it in a stockyard at his home, south of Tiaro.
“It appears the horse didn’t roll on him,” John Kennedy, AGL crew member, said.
“It may be that the horse got spooked and he’s hit the ground as a result.
“More than likely the injuries were the result of the fall.”
Two QAS units were on the scene and had stabilised the injured man when the AGL team arrived about 9.30am.
The man was handed over to the intensive care flight paramedic who fitted him with a device to keep his pelvis in place during the flight.
“He was in pretty good spirits for a man born in 1929. He was fully alert and conscious.
“Most people who live in the bush are pretty robust.”
Mr Kennedy was warm in his praise for the efforts of the ambulance team and the Nambour Hospital staff.