WESTPORT – Emergency personnel responded to a farm injury on County Road 700 South Friday afternoon.
According to Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen, a 16-year-old male got his leg caught in a grain elevator at approximately 3 p.m.
Due to the level of injury, a StatFlight emergency helicopter was called to transport the teen for further treatment. While medical helicopters responding in the area usually land at South Decatur High School, this was impossible due to students being released at the end of the day. The helicopter instead landed at a location off State Road 3, where an ambulance had taken the injured teen to be transported to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.
The Decatur County Sherriff’s Department, Decatur County EMS, and Letts Community Fire Department were all on the scene.
As of press time Friday, Allen said there were no updates on the teen’s condition.
The Daily News will provide more information as it becomes available.
— Daily News