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Area man airlifted following accident

Friday, November 4, 2011

CORY -- A Clay County man was airlifted to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following a farming accident Friday.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, at approximately 11:25 a.m., officials received a 911 call regarding the accident, which took place near Cory.

Officials said Larry D. Knust, 59, was unloading a grain truck when his foot became caught in an auger.

Knust suffered an amputation to his lower right leg.

After sustaining the injury, Knust drove himself approximately two-and-a-half miles to his parent's home for help.

Air Evac Lifeteam arrived to transport Knust to Methodist for further treatment.

The extent of Knust's injuries were unknown at press time.

Other agencies responding included TransCare and the Corey Volunteer Fire Department.

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Praying for Larry and his family.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 10:22 AM

This was amasing that he could drive himself at all, let alone 2-1/2 miles. Which only goes to show the strength and desire this man has to live. I just hope after all is said and done he does not become a true "cripple" but takes this accident as a challenge to try and overcome adversity.

I will be praying for the strenght and courage he and his family will need to get through this terrible tragety. I know Larry, and he is a hard working man that deserves the respect and compassion for all he has done to help his family become successful at farming.

May God watch closley over them these next few weeks.

-- Posted by Keeping An Open Mind on Mon, Nov 7, 2011, at 9:06 AM

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