Updated on Oct. 14 at 2:10 p.m. to add details released by the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office
CATHARINE, N.Y. (WETM) – A man in Schuyler County faces severe foot injuries after a farming accident that took place on the morning of Oct. 13.
According to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to State Route 224 and Pertl Road in the town of Catharine on Friday, Oct. 13, around 9:20 a.m., after a report that a man was entangled in a corn chopper harvester that was cutting corn on Bergan Farm.
The 40-year-old man told deputies that he was taking a shortcut and his right leg got entangled in the chopper. He was then airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. The man sustained severe injuries to his right foot and ankle.
Police say that there was little visibility in the cornfield, and the farmer did not expect to encounter the man. The victim is not affiliated with the farm.