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Midwife seriously injured after horrific cow attack in Cornwall

Midwife seriously injured after horrific cow attack in Cornwall

A woman is in hospital after being seriously injured by cows on a visit to Cornwall.

Emma Smith, 38, a midwife, was walking her dog Bell in a field near her parents’ home in St Martin on the Lizard on June 18 when she was charged and stood by cows she was believed to be protecting the calves.

He was left with “life-changing” injuries, including broken ribs and punctured lungs.

Despite having both wrists broken, Emma managed to crawl across the field and under an electric fence. He then climbed onto a pole and staggered to a nearby farm for help.

She was flown to hospital by helicopter from RNAS Culdrose and is likely to undergo major surgery in Bristol.

Midwife seriously injured after horrific cow attack in CornwallMidwife seriously injured after horrific cow attack in Cornwall

Midwife seriously injured after horrific cow attack in Cornwall

Speaking in Daily mail and This is CornwallEmma’s mum Susan Moody explained: ‘Emma assessed the situation and said the cows looked up but ignored her or her dog.

“She was just over halfway across the field when a cow started running towards her, followed by many others.

“The cows weren’t going to stop. One charged from behind and was blown up.

“She managed to get up after that but was charged again, this time from the front.

“After she regained consciousness, she became aware that various cows were pouncing on her – probably with the intention of crushing her. He managed to crawl between episodes of unconsciousness.”

Speaking from her hospital bed, Emma said This is Cornwall: “I’ve never seen cows act like that before. This must not happen to anyone again.”

Emma had returned to Cornwall from Shrewsbury the weekend before her attack to start work as a midwife at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

But her mother said her “life has been on hold for at least a year.” Mrs Moody is now calling for the law to be changed so that cattle with calves are kept off public access fields.

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