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Humboldt man cuts off fingers in attempt to free hand

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HUMBOLDT (AP) - A northern Iowa sheriff says a man hacked away at his fingers in a desperate bid to free his trapped hand from beneath a vehicle.

Michael Bohan got a flat tire Tuesday while on his rural Humboldt mail route and planned to take care of it the next day, the Des Moines Register reports.

His brother-in-law Dave Holst spotted Bohan's vehicle Wednesday and soon saw that the vehicle had fallen off jacks and that Bohan was trapped, his left hand stuck in a wheel mechanism.

Rescue crews were called, and they freed Bohan.

Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger confirmed that Bohan had been using a pocketknife to cut off fingers so he could get free.

Bohan says he's not sure whether any of Bohan's fingers were completely severed.

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