On Saturday afternoon, an elderly man was attacked by a herd of cattle while he was out walking his dogs with his wife in Yorkshire Dales.
The incident took place around lunchtime near Ribblehead viaduct in Yorkshire Dales. The emergency services arrived immediately and sadly pronounced the 82-year-old man dead at the scene, at Ivescar, near Ingleton.
The North Yorkshire Police spokesperson stated: “An 82-year-old man, from Foulridge, Pendle, sadly died yesterday after being attacked by a herd of cows. Emergency services attended and sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman, aged 78, was badly bruised and taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary by air ambulance.”
The man had suffered serious injuries and his 78-year-old wife had to be airlifted. The elderly woman had suffered a shock and was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary where it was confirmed that she was not seriously injured.
A spokesperson of Cave Rescue Organisation said: “When the first CRO members arrived, paramedics were attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation. When a second road ambulance and an air ambulance arrived, CRO members withdrew.
The walker’s wife sustained a leg wound and was taken to hospital, while one of their terriers required veterinary treatment.”
According to reports, the old couple flustered the herd which had halves with them, near Ribblehead Viaduct which prompted the serious attack.