Bowen Cattleman Seriously Injured by Cow’s Kick to the Face

A 49-year-old Bowen man was seriously injured and transferred to hospital by RACQ CQ Rescue today after he was kicked in the face by a cow.

RACQ CQ Rescue has flown almost 400km to transfer a seriously injured man to the hospital after he was kicked in the face by a cow this morning.

The 49-year-old Bowen man was working with cattle in a stock pen on a property near Bogie, about 50km north of Collinsville when the accident happened about 8 am.

It is believed a young calf kicked him in the face and he suffered both serious facial and cranial injuries and required hospitalisation and further medical treatment.

The Mackay-based rescue helicopter arrived at the remote cattle property just before 10 am with a doctor and Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) on board and was able to land near the accident scene in a grassed clearing on the station.

Within 30 minutes the patient was stabilised by the rescue helicopter medical team, had pain relief administered and was loaded into the aircraft before departing for Mackay Base Hospital.

The injured man was in a stable condition when he arrived at the hospital on board the Bell 412 helicopter about 11.30am.

RACQ CQ Rescue returned to base at Mackay Airport at 12.30pm.