Sheffield nurse injured in cow stampede

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A nurse from Sheffield is recovering in hospital after being trampled by a herd of cows during a treasure hunt.

Sarah Leonard, aged 59, of Norton, was walking with her dog when a dozen cows trampled her – breaking her arms, collarbone, jaw and ribs.

She rang 999 but did not know her exact location so it took paramedics 30 minutes to find her in the field in North Scarle, Lincolnshire.

Sarah was ‘geocoaching’ – a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS.

She was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where she is now stable after several operations.

Her brother Andrew Leonard, 62, said: “She is very slowly on the mend.”

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We received a call from a woman saying she was lying in a field. She said cows stampeded and knocked her over.”

Geocoaching Association chairman Jen Harkley said they had sent ‘our best wishes for a speedy recovery’.