Young boy critical after machinery accident near Cobden

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics attended a farming property on Lavers Hill-Cobden Road about 12.20pm on Monday.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics attended a farming property on Lavers Hill-Cobden Road about 12.20pm on Monday.

A YOUNG boy was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after a farm machinery incident near Cobden.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics attended a Jancourt East farming property on Lavers Hill-Cobden Road about 12.20pm on Monday.

A four-year-old boy was air-lifted to the Royal Children's Hospital with a head injury caused by machinery.

Cobden police were called to the rural property and told the boy was standing on a cow milking machine when the incident occured just before midday.

WorkSafe were called to attend while Cobden police are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

A man identifying himself as the boy's brother wrote on The Standard's Facebook page saying "doctors are positive he will be ok".

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