80-year-old farmer crushed by tractor in Co Clare

Irish Coast Guard helicopter
Irish Coast Guard helicopter

A man in his 80s was airlifted to hospital yesterday after suffering serious crush injuries after he was struck by a tractor on a farm in Co Clare.

Ambulance paramedics located the pensioner between Rehy West and Kilbaha, on the Loop Head Peninsula.

He had sustained multiple serious injuries to his upper body and head.

The National Aeromedical Coordination Centre contacted the Irish Coast Guard to ask if they could provide a helicopter to undertake the air ambulance mission.

In a separate incident a 16-year-old girl was discovered in a 'distressed state' after her family reported her missing at around 1.30pm yesterday.

She was located in Cratloe Woods at around 6pm and was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

She was described as being in a 'stable' condition last night.