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Farmer dies in hospital after two days stuck in mud at Gympie property

November 15, 2022 6:20 am in by

An elderly man, trapped in mud for two days after falling from his tractor in the Gympie region, has tragically passed away.

The 95-year-old became stranded on a Carters Ridge property on Sunday November 6.

The farmer wasn’t found until the following Tuesday morning when paramedics discovered him covered head-to-toe in mud but ‘miraculously’ alive.

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He was rushed to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition, suffering from hypothermia and severe dehydration.

Police have confirmed the 95-year-old tragically died in hospital on Saturday, November 12

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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