A 16-year-old Hutchinson boy was flown by helicopter Sunday morning to Wesley Medical Center following a farm accident.
The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m., when three teenage boys were attempting to fix a fence. According to Reno County Deputy Richard Jennings, two 16-year-old Hutchinson boys – Kolton Russell Kincaid and Riley Wayne Waggoner – were riding on a stump remover on the front of a 2013 Kubuto skid steer driven by 17-year-old Jacob Samuel Kentzler of Haven.
As the vehicle neared a mud puddle, Kentzler raised the arms of the stump remover to avoid the mud and water. That action pinned Kincaid’s shoulder to the roof of the skid steer.
According to a news release issued by Jennings, when Kentzler lowered the arms of the stump remover, “Kolton did not have any sensation from the waist down and had a hard time breathing.”
The accident happened a half-mile west of Langdon Road on Parallel Road in Reno County.
Kincaid was in critical condition as of Monday morning.
Contributing: Stan Finger of The Eagle