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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

85-year-old farmer struck by tree

An 85-year-old man was airlifted to hospital yesterday after being struck by a tree while conducting felling work on a property in the state’s Northern Tablelands.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the property at Walcha yesterday afternoon.

“An 85 year old male was seriously injured whilst felling a tree,” the Westpac crew said.

“It is believed that the tree came down and struck the man on the head.

“He was reported to be in a stable condition.”

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