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Man rescued from hay baler accident

NATCHEZ — A man was airlifted from Adams County to a Louisiana hospital Tuesday after a farming machinery accident.

An Adams County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman said deputies responded at 10:59 a.m. to a 911 call from Forest Home Road in reference to a man trapped in a hay baler.

When deputies arrived, they found Greg Jackson standing on the wheels of the hay baler with his left hand trapped in the machinery.

Emergency responders were able to cut a belt on the baler and open a bar on the machine to free the victim, who was transported by helicopter to Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

Tuesday evening his wife, Katrina Jackson, said Greg had undergone surgery on his hand and that this morning surgeons would be grafting skin from his stomach to cover the affected area.

A family friend said Greg was in good spirits despite the accident.