Nebraska farmer sawed off his leg with a pocket knife

Nebraska farmer sawed off his leg with a pocket knife




A Nebraska farmer had his private “127 Hours” second when he grew to turn out to be caught in a piece of equipment — and sawed off his private leg with a pocketknife to flee.

Kurt Kaser, 63, talked about he was shifting crops on his farm in Pender last month when he stepped into a corn hopper and bought caught throughout the machine, which was nonetheless working.

After he tried to free himself nonetheless couldn’t, Kaser decided the one strategy out was by shedding 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 instructed NBC News on Tuesday. “I did what I thought I had to do, and it worked.”

The ordeal last about 5 minutes, after which Kaser crawled 150-feet once more to his house to call 911.

The married dad-of-three spent about a week throughout the hospital and two weeks recovering at a rehabilitation facility sooner than being launched Friday. He’s now trying to get a prosthetic leg.

“I look at other people that were [at the hospital] and I still have most of my leg and hope to walk again soon,” he talked about. “I like to be out and about and I know I will be.”

The ugly incident is rather like a scene throughout the 2010 film “127 Hours” starring James Franco. The movie depends on the true story of adventurer Aron Ralston who in 2003 grew to turn out to be trapped in a Utah canyon and freed himself by chopping off his private arm with a uninteresting pocketknife.




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