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Man's leg amputated in tree removal incident in Nunda Township

A man's leg was partially amputated in an incident with tree removal equipment Saturday.

At 1:54 p.m., the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded to the 6900 block of New Hampshire Trail in Nunda Township, where someone reported that a man had suffered a traumatic injury, Battalion Chief Chris Kopera said.

McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Sandra Rogers said one person had been using a stump grinder while another was holding a tension rope as a tree was cut down. The man holding the rope moved, and the slack from the line got pulled from the grinder.

The rope then wrapped around the man’s leg, which got pulled into the grinder, causing the lower part of the leg to be amputated, Rogers said.

Rogers said he was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in serious but stable condition.

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