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David Sparks Ph.d Logger Crisis 2
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: January 25, 2018

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Yesterday we learned that Gary Edinger who was logging deep in the forest of Wisconsin had a tree fall on his left leg and sheared it off. Losing colossal amounts of blood and was mortally wounded. We pick up the story at that point. “Finally this idea came that I had to get going. That is when I had accepted it. It was done. I do if I didn’t get the bleeding stopped, I would bleed to death. I tried to use my belt as a tourniquet but it broke twice. it was an old belt and I had a lot of adrenaline going. The second time, I will buckle right off the belt. I knew I was going to die. I was way back in the woods. I figured I had one half hour before I bled to death. I did not think I would be able to get help within one half hour. I did not know how long it would be before I passed out. I just know how long it would be that I would be able to make it. So I quit for a while. I just laid back on my elbows and said to heck with it, just lay back and get cold. Then this idea came to me. I wanted to see how far I could get before I died and then a whole bunch of miracles happened. I managed to get to my skidder and got to my pickup. My cell phone that had never worked in that spot before worked on this day. I called 911 and talked to them for a while. Then I lost the signal and drove 5 miles to meet the deputy even though the 911 had told me just to stay put. The deputy his belt as a tourniquet until the ambulance got there. All of the rescue guys said that if I had pulled over and waited, I never would have made it.

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