Farmer Sawed Off Leg With Pocket Knife To Save His Own Life

A Nebraska farmer became stuck in a piece of equipment and sawed off his own leg with a pocketknife to escape.

Kurt Kaser, 63, said he was working the crops on his farm in Pender, Nebraska, when he stepped into a corn hopper and got stuck in the machine while it was running.

After he tried to free himself but couldn’t, he decided the only way out was to lose a limb. “I could feel it cutting nerves… I thought for sure I would pass out, and somehow something told me to keep going,” he said.

“I did what I thought I had to do, and it worked.” Kaser crawled 150-feet back to his house to call 911.

Source: Farmer amputates own leg to save his life

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