Boy injured in Cobden accident in stable condition

A YOUNG boy flown to hospital after a farm machinery accident near Cobden is now in a stable condition.

The four-year-old boy was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital on Monday with a head injury after he stood on some cow milking machinery in a rotary dairy.

Paramedics attended a Jancourt East farming property on Lavers Hill-Cobden Road about 12.20pm and found the boy in a critical condition.

A man identifying himself as the boy’s brother wrote on The Standard’s Facebook page saying “doctors are positive he will be OK”.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Children’s Hospital confirmed the four-year-old was considered stable.

The Victorian WorkCover Authority is aware of the incident and is making inquiries.


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