Update: Waupaca Co. Man Recovering After Farm Accident
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/15/2016
The Weyauwega man who was rescued by paramedics this week after being pinned beneath the mowing attachment on his tractor is expected to make a full recovery. David Flunker, 64, was cutting his grass Tuesday afternoon when the tractor stopped. After
he got off the machine to check the ignition, it suddenly started moving again and ran him over.
Flunker was able to call 911 with is cell phone, but he didn't get good reception. That's when the dispatcher traced his call and sent help.
Reports say Flunker remained trapped for about an hour and a half before responders arrived. The Weyauwega Fire Department used an air bag device to get him out from under the mower deck.
He was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, where he was found to have suffered three broken vertebrae.