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Minnesota man recovering after farming accident

A Douglas County man said Friday he is awaiting more information from doctors as he recovers from having his arm pinned inside a piece of farm machinery.

By phone on Friday, Nov. 10, Todd Wunderlich, 54, of Parkers Prairie, said he is doing well and is waiting to find out more about the extent of his injuries.

Wunderlich was flown by helicopter to North Memorial Medical Center in the Twin Cities on Thursday, Nov. 9.

According to a media release, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was contacted about 3:30 p.m. by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and was given information about a farm accident believed to be in Douglas County. It was later determined to be in a corn field east of 7933 County Road 14 Northeast, near Miltona.

Emergency personnel arrived to find Wunderlich alert and conscious but with his arm pinned. He had been trapped in the machinery for about an hour until Miltona Fire Department personnel were able to free his arm.  

According to the media release, it appears Wunderlich was working in a corn field driving a farm tractor with a pull-behind corn picker. When he stopped the tractor and tried to clear something from the corn picker, he got his arm trapped.  

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Miltona Fire and First Responders, North Ambulance, Parkers Prairie Ambulance and LifeLink III medical helicopter responded.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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