Man gored by deer at Otford


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A man has suffered stab wounds to his chest and stomach in a deer attack at Otford.

The stag’s antler pierced10cms into the right, lower side of the man’s chest, puncturing his chest wall, shortly before 3.20pm Friday.

He suffered a second wound to the left side of his stomach.

A NSW Ambulance helicopter was called in to collect the man from BulgoBeach, in the Royal National Park.

A paramedic was winched into the site before the chopper landed on grass near the base of a steep, vegetated incline, about 4pm.

The 58-year-old man remainedconscious throughout his ordeal. He was airlifted to St George Hospital in a serious but stable.

The Mercury understands the man is a resident of the BulgoBeach coastal shack community.

There is no road access to the beach, which can only be reached by a downhill walking track off Lady Wakehurst Drive.

Wollongong City Council declares deer a “priority pest” but this does not create enforcement powers.Council has its own deer hunting program.

Most deer in the Illawarra are of the rusa deer species.


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