Man rushed to Altnagelvin hospital after 'incident' in Co. Derry forest

An ambulance has taken a man to Altnagelvin Hospital after an "incident" in a Co. Derry forest.

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 3:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:28 am
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

It is believed the man became trapped under a fallen tree in Cam Forest near Limavady on Thursday afternoon.

"The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (N.I.A.S.) received a 999 call following reports of an incident in Cam Forest, Craigmore Road," said a spokesperson for N.I.A.S.

"Initial information indicated that a male had sustained a leg injury while working in the forest."

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

The spokesperson confirmed that Air Ambulance Northern Ireland was dispatched to the scene.

"N.I.A.S. despatched an Emergency Crew to the scene. The Charity Air Ambulance was also tasked to the incident with a HEMS team on board.

"Following initial assessment and treatment at the scene the patient was taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital."