Medora man hurt while cutting firewood

A 73-year-old man was severely injured early Wednesday morning as he was cutting firewood east of Brownstown.

“The Tribune” in Seymour is reporting that Richard Sowers, of Medora, sustained a severe wound to the abdomen and was flown to a trauma center in Indianapolis after the incident in the 1500 block of South County Road 100E.

Police say Sowers was conscious and alert and was treated at the scene before ultimately being flown to a trauma center in Indianapolis.

It is believed Sowers was cutting a piece of wood that became lodged in the saw when the accident happened.

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