01 Sep '11, 3am

US man cuts off toes with pocket knife after his right foot gets pinned under trailer

US man cuts off toes with pocket knife after his right foot gets pinned under trailer

John Hutt holds his Old Timer pocketknife while sitting on the front porch of his home in Montrose, Colo. On Aug 19, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP DENVER (AP) - A 61-year-old retired logger feared he might die alone in a remote forest after his right foot was pinned under his six-ton trailer. With few choices, he used a 7.6cm pocket knife to cut off all five toes to get free. 'It hurt so bad,' Jon Hutt said, 'I would cut for a while and then I had to rest.' Mr Hutt then climbed into his semi tractor-trailer, his foot wrapped in a shirt, and began driving for help. Mr Hutt, who runs a crane business and does logging 'for fun,' had gone into the woods by himself on Aug 19 to retrieve a pile of fallen aspen trees to cut for winter firewood. A trailer that was attached to his truck slipped and landed on his foot. The wiry, 82kg man told The Associated Press that he began cutting off his ...

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