A MUM was left unconscious for several minutes after another woman tackled her to the ground “out of nowhere”.
Helen O’Reilly, 36, says she woke up with mud up her nose after the stranger “twice her size” ran up behind her.
She was unconscious for five minutes after the traumatizing incident at the Kendal Calling festival in Lowther Park, Cumbria, on Saturday night (July 30).
The mum-of-one said she “never saw it coming” and woke up with mud “up her nose” and all over her body.
A clip of the tackle has been watched by tens of thousands of viewers after it was posted online.
In it, Helen is seen snapping photos of a mud-covered group of revelers, wearing a blue T-shirt and black hat.
Suddenly, a second mud-covered blonde woman runs into view wiping Helen out and then running off wearing her hat.
Helen, of Emley, West Yorks, said it was the first time she had been to the festival.
“When I came round I was covered in mud, it was in my hair and face, up my nose and all over my clothes,” she told the Huddersfield Examiner.
“Fortunately the paramedics were on the scene very quickly and treated me.”
Helen was taken to the hospital and told she had suffered whiplash, soft tissue damage, some bruising to her arms and a trapped nerve in her left leg.
A spokesman for Kendal Calling said: “Kendal Calling is a family, from the event organizers and our entire production team to the fans who join us in the fields every year.
“Their safety is our first priority and we always ask everyone to look out for each other and behave responsibly while they’re enjoying the event, especially when the conditions are muddy.”
A spokesman for Cumbria Police said they are investigating the assault.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 – quoting log number 90,” the spokesman said.
In a photo, a mud-covered blonde woman runs into view wiping Helen out and then running off wearing her hat.