May 4, 2016 9:25 PM

UPDATE: Mass. farmer expected to survive after pig attacks him and his wife

TOWNSEND, Mass. — The man who was seriously injured after being attacked by a boar on his family farm Tuesday evening, has been upgraded to stable condition and is expected to survive.

Tuesday night, police were called to a farm at 188 Fitchburg Rd. in Townsend, Mass. for a 38-year-old woman - later identified as Shannon Hernandez, with cuts from an apparent pig attack. Hours later, emergency responders were again called to the farm for Shannon's husband, 50-year-old farmer Jose Hernandez, who had suffered serious injuries from the same pig. Mrs. Hernandez said a nurse found Mr. Hernandez bleeding on the side of the road, where he was then airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in serious condition from the pig attack.

READ: Man in critical condition following pig attack

Wednesday, a decision was made to euthanize the pig and to conduct a test for rabies. Mrs. Hernandez was was quickly treated for her injuries at a hospital and released, while Mr. Hernandez has been updated to a stable condition and is expected to survive after losing large amounts of blood.


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