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Courtesy Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department

Farmer's arm amputated in tractor accident

A Claypool-area man was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital after his arm was amputated in a farm accident Monday afternoon in southern Kosciusko County.

Bill L. Linn, 59, remained in critical condition Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital.

Sheriff’s deputies and emergency workers were called to 7710 South, County Road 300 East shortly after 1:15 p.m., according to a statement issued by the sheriff’s department.

Family members said that Linn went out to work on the tractor. It was in gear when it was started -- along with the unit that operates the mowing deck -- and lunged forward, hitting a barn and a pickup truck as well as severing Linn’s arm just above the elbow.

Linn’s son ran to him and immediately applied a tourniquet, which Multi-Township EMS paramedics said likely kept him alive.