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Adair County farmer injured in tractor slide
Highly coordinated, efficient and effective efforts of Adair County Fire Department, EMS, Sheriff's Office and Search & Rescue stabllize and speed helicopter flight with injured man to tertiary center in Lexington in just one hour.
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By Ed Waggener
An Adair County farmer was airlifted from his farm in the Purdy Community after being injured when his tractor apparently hit a slick spot on a steep hillside pasture above Sulphur Creek.
Rescue workers believe that the tractor may have flipped. Despite injuries, the farm owner made it from the scene of accident, climbing approximately 800 feet to a gate and then on up the hill perhaps 700-800 feet beyond, Adair SAR Chief Joe Collins estimated, to the point where emergency responders found him.
Neighbors said that the injured man had only recently purchased the farm. He was transporting a round roll of hay when the accident occurred.
He was flown by Air Evac to the UK Medical Center in Lexington from the farm.
Emergency crews received the call at approximately 5pmCT, Mr. Collins said. There were what appeared to be 25-30 taking part in the rescue, including, it appeared, some 10 or so mobile units from the Adair County EMS, the Adair County Rescue Squad, the Adair County Search and Rescue, AirEvac, and the Adair County Sheriff's Department's Deputy Adam Cravens. - CM
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