Chainsaw Bites Into Landscaper's Leg in Aptos

The accident was reported about 10:30 a.m.

This story was modified at 11:54 a.m. to include the victim's age and hospital where he was taken.

A 55-year-old man who severely cut his leg with a chainsaw while working on a landscaping job in Aptos Wednesday was airlifted to a trauma center, fire officials said.

The accident was reported in the 2700 block of Mar Vista Drive, Aptos/La Selva fire Division Chief Mike Conrad told Patch.

Medics stabilized the victim, then drove him to Seacliff State Beach for transfer to a helicopter waiting in the upper parking lot, Conrad said.

He was airlifted to Regional Medical Center, Conrad told Patch.

The cut was more than 6 inches long and "pretty deep," Conrad said, though he was not sure if the wound went to the bone.


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