Man who cut his arm off was airlifted across the whole country

In Life on September 9, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

A man from the Bohemian town of Liberec [near the Czech-German border] cut his arm off on a buzz saw. He was being airlifted to Prague but en route to the hospital it became apparent that they would not have the capacities to treat him. Therefore it was decided to “keep flying” for another 250 kilometers all the way to Brno. Almost across the entire country, the iDNES news server wrote.

Another two trauma wards refused him, claiming that had had no capacities for the operation at that time. And so doctors in Brno had to saw the arm back and now they are waiting to see whether it will, well, function, normally…


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