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06-12-10, 12:52 AM #1
Man trapped under furnace severed 90% of his arm trying to escapeMetz had been trapped in his basement for two days when he smelled rotting flesh and realized his only hope to stay alive was to amputate his left arm, which was trapped by a furnace. So he made a tourniquet just below his shoulder and sawed through 90 percent of his arm before he passed out.
Luckily, neighbors realized they had not seen Metz for a few days and called police, who were able to rescue him with the aid of firefighters.
According to West Hartford Fire Chief Matt Stuart, rescuers ripped apart the furnace using heavy tools and completed the amputation. The arm could not be reattached because of infection.
Trapped man attempts to sever his own arm to survive - CNN.com
06-12-10, 09:40 AM #2
He smelled his own rotting flesh? WOW!!!
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