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8 June 2012, 17:06
A man who was trampled by cows in County Durham and nearly died is now stable in hospital.
The 46 year old man suffered a fractured skull and chest injuries in the incident, which happened at around lunchtime yesterday.
Air ambulance paramedic Jane Peacock, who responded to the call near Barnard Castle, County Durham, said: “He and his wife were just walking on a public footpath when they were attacked by cows.
“He climbed over a stile on to the other side of the stone wall, then he just collapsed.
“How he's got out alive, I do not know.”
The man, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he was described as “stable” today by an air ambulance spokesman.