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Man Injured In Farm Accident

A Dubuque County man suffered a serious arm injury after it was caught in a piece of farm machinery over the weekend. The sheriff’s office says 67 year old Gary Herbst of Sherrill was unloaded oats onto an auger on his farm in the 19,000 block of Durango Road late Saturday morning, when he slipped backwards. His clothing got caught in the shaft of the auger and his left arm became entangled in the mechanism. His wife called 911 and was able to partially free him from the machinery until emergency responders arrived to finish the job. Herbst was first taken to Finley Hospital before being airlifted to U of I Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City for emergency surgery. His condition has not been released.

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