Arm amputated in farming accident

Photo of accident scene provided by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept.
Photo of accident scene provided by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept.

CLAYPOOL, Ind. (WANE)  The son of a farmer who had gone out to work on a tractor Monday afternoon is credited with helping to save his father’s life after his arm was completely severed.

Bill L. Linn, 59, started the tractor while it was in gear, causing it to lunge forward, striking a barn and a pickup truck according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.  Linn’s arm became amputated in the impact.  Linn’s son ran to his father after hearing the accident and immediately applied a tourniquet to the arm to slow the loss of blood.

Once emergency crews arrived, Linn was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital where he was last listed in critical condition due to a large loss of blood.

Paramedics believe the son’s quick action potentially saved his father’s life.

 

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