A MAN was airlifted to hospital after sustaining a serious head injury while felling trees.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to assist a NEAS paramedic crew in Wooler, Northumberland, at 10:40am yesterday.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, had been felling trees when he was struck on the head by a falling trunk.
He was treated at the scene by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team and then flown to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for on-going treatment. The flight took 20 minutes and he arrived in a serious but stable condition.