A 40-year-old woman has been hospitalised after being kicked by a cow in the Waikato.
The incident happened near Wharepapa South, located between Putaruru and Otorohanga, at approximately 1.00pm yesterday.
The woman sustained serious internal injuries.
She was treated by St John ambulance paramedics before being airlifted in a serious condition to Waikato Hospital by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
This is the second serious cow incident within a month. On July 26, a 12-year-old girl sustained serious injuries after being shunted by a cow and hitting her head on the towbar of trailer.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Waikato King Country’s principal sponsor, Westpac. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.