Cambridge woman injured by stag is recovering

A Cambridge woman who was seriously injured in a "one-in-a-million" attack by a stag has regained consciousness.

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Stag attack academic taken out of intensive care

Dr Kate Stone was attacked by a stag in Scotland last month. Credit: Facebook.

A Cambridge academic who was gored by a stag while visiting friends in Scotland has been moved out of intensive care, her colleagues have told ITV News Anglia.

Kate Stone was outside a friend's house in the Highlands where it is believed the animal charged the group.

Its antlers pierced Dr Stone's throat.

The academic and entrepreneur, who owns a hi-tech printing company, was put in an induced coma and underwent two surgeries to repair her windpipe.

A spokesman for Dr Stone's company Novalia said she had gradually been regaining consciousness in recent days.

They added: "Following a successful second operation on Kate’s trachea, doctors made the decision to take Kate off sedation late Tuesday afternoon.

"Over the past couple of days, Kate has slowly been regaining consciousness and becoming more active in terms of communicating with doctors and her family.

"She has been taken out of the intensive care unit and moved to high dependency. All signs point to a steady recovery and doctors will continue to monitor her progress over the next couple of weeks."

Dr Stone, who is transgender, has worked extensively with diversity groups in Cambridge.

Colleagues "overwhelmed" by messages of support for stag attack victim Kate Stone

Kate Stone was attacked by a stag in Scotland.
Kate Stone was attacked by a stag in Scotland. Credit: Facebook

A woman who was seriously injured when she was gored by a stag remains in a stable condition and doctors are "pleased" with her progress, according to her colleagues.

Kate Stone, 44, is in an induced coma following surgery earlier this week to try to repair damage to her trachea, or windpipe, caused when she was injured by the animal near Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

A statement released by colleagues at Dr Stone's print firm Novalia said they had received an overwhelming number of messages of support following the accident.

Dr Stone, from Cambridge, was on a short break with friends when the stag ran towards her while she was standing outside a private residence in Lochailort in the early hours of Monday.

She was taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William before being transferred by air to the Southern General in Glasgow.

The statement from colleagues said: "Having spoken with the hospital, we understand that she will remain in an induced coma for the next few days to minimise any movement following her surgery earlier this week.

"She remains in a stable condition and the doctors are pleased with her progress so far.

"We have received an overwhelming number of messages from friends, colleagues and clients for Kate, which we are looking forward to passing on to her."

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Cambridge: Stag attack victim Kate Stone undergoes windpipe operation

Kate Stone has undergone an operation.
Kate Stone has undergone an operation. Credit: Facebook

An academic and entrepreneur from Cambridge has undergone an operation to repair her windpipe after she was gored by a stag in Scotland.

Dr Kate Stone was outside a friend's house in the Highlands where it's believed the animal charged the group.

Its antlers pierced Dr Stone's throat and there are concerns that she may be paralysed.

Dr Stone has worked extensively with diversity groups in Cambridge and owns a hi-tech printing company in the city.

Read more: Cambridge academic could be paralysed after being gored by stag

Cambridge academic could be paralysed after being gored by stag

Kate Stone was attacked by a stag in Scotland.
Kate Stone was attacked by a stag in Scotland. Credit: Facebook

An academic and entrepreneur from Cambridge is critically ill in hospital after being gored by a stag in Scotland.

Dr Kate Stone was outside a friend's house in the Highlands where it's believed the animal charged the group.

Its antlers pierced Dr Stone's throat and there are concerns that if she survives the attack, she may be paralysed.

Dr Stone, who is transgender, has worked extensively with diversity groups in Cambridge and owns a hi-tech printing company in the city.

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Cambridge woman suffers serious injuries after being attacked by Highland stag

Kate Stone was attacked by a stag.
Kate Stone was attacked by a stag. Credit: PA

A woman has been seriously injured in a "one-in-a-million" attack by a stag.

Kate Stone, from Cambridge, was gored by the animal near Fort William in the Highlands and had to be airlifted to hospital in Glasgow.

She is understood to be in intensive care at Southern General Hospital, with injuries to her neck and spine caused by the stag's antlers.

The attack happened in the early hours of Monday December 30 when Ms Stone and a group of friends were standing outside a private residence in Lochailort.

The group were on a short break in the Highlands and had been at a ceilidh in Lochailort Inn. They were staying at the nearby Mo-Dhachaidh B&B owned by Gary Burton.

Mr Burton said he heard about the attack when one of Ms Stone's friends returned at around 2.30am.

"I think what happened was that the stag panicked. It was trapped in a fenced garden having got through a gate. I don't think there was anywhere else to go and it charged out of the gate," he said.

"It's very bizarre and very horrific."

The group were left shocked by the attack but managed to help Ms Stone and contact the emergency services, Mr Burton said.

"The last I heard was late last night that Kate is still in intensive care," he said.

The local community has never experienced attacks of this nature before, he said.

"This is a one-in-a-million event which has shocked the whole community.

"We are at one with nature in Lochailort, and we have deer all around us.

"We are all hoping and praying that Kate pulls through.

"I don't pry into our guests personal lives but I had a conversation with Kate and I know she is a very outdoors person, and loves camping and walking. It would be a tragedy if she couldn't do that any more."

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