Farmer Has to Amputate Own Leg to Escape Equipment

After getting stuck in some farm equipment, a Nebraska farmer made the only choice he could to escape...

He cut off his own leg.

Grain farmer Kurt Kaser says that when he got stuck his phone was too far out of reach and the only thing he had was his pocket knife.

In a later interview with an ABC affiliate, Kaser recounted the incident:

"Stepped into the hopper in the little hole. It just sucked my leg in and I was trying to pull it out, but it kept pulling..I thought, 'How long am I going to stay conscious here?' I didn't know what to expect. I felt it jerk me again and I thought it would grab me and pull me in further."

Accepting his situation, he began to saw and eventually freed himself leading to a 150 foot crawl to a phone and eventually the hospital.

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