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Boy hurt in Reno County farm accident

A 12-year-old Reno County boy is in good condition at a Wichita hospital today after being injured in a farming accident Wednesday night.

Kenneth Schultz became entangled in the press wheels of a seed planter in the 4800 block of North Yaggy Road between Hutchinson and Nickerson at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, said Capt. Wayne Baughman of the Reno County Sheriff's Department.

The boy had been helping his grandfather by keeping an eye on the seed feeding into the drill while standing on the rear platform.

The grandfather heard his grandson scream and he immediately stopped to find the boy's leg trapped in the drill, Baughman said.

Firefighters and emergency medical personnel had to dismantle part of the drill to free the boy. He was flown to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus for treatment.

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