A farmer near Pender, Nebraska, has gone on an extraordinary effort to save his life after his left foot was caught in his farm.
In the early afternoon of April 19, Kurt Kasser, a lifetime corn, the soybean and a pig farmer, transferred grain from one container to another when it entered the grain mill. The machine eaten his left foot and sucked the 63-year-old man to the machine.
"I did not know what to do," he said on Tuesday. "I was afraid they would suck me more. I gave up and let go of what she was going to do.
Kaser was alone on the farm that day. His mobile phone either fell into the machine or fell somewhere else. On the 1
So he pulled out his 3-inch pocket knife and cut off his leg.
"I had other cases. I'm trying to handle or figure out how to make the situation better at the moment, "he said. – It's hard to describe. You want to survive and do what you have to do to survive, I suppose. About eight inches below his knee, he found the smallest connection between the tissues and found it to be his best chance to get rid of.
He cut off his muscles and nerves, cutting half an inch to an inch before he was released.
"The bone was screaming at my ankle," he said. "That's what I hung while I was trying to get out."
Once free, Kasser sneaked about 200 feet to the nearest phone. He called his son Adam, who is in the local rescue squad.
Adam is the first person to arrive at the farm. He helped bring his father to the city. Kurt Kaseer then arrived at the British Camping Center of the Brian Medical Center in Lincoln, where one of Kaser's daughters was a trauma nurse. She has not worked that day.
Kasser spent a week in the hospital and two weeks at Madonna's Lincoln Rehabilitation Hospital. He returned home Friday.