A man's leg was sliced off by a train in the Hudson Valley.
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On Tuesday around 11:30 p.m., Town of Fishkill Police was dispatched by Dutchess County 911 for a report of a man struck by a train at the Hartshook platform in Dutchess Junction.
Officers arrived and Sergeant Farrell found the man about 100 feet west of Route 9D laying alongside the railroad tracks. It was quickly determined the man had in fact been struck by a train and was seriously injured, police say.
Upon assessing the man's condition it was determined his leg was sliced off by the train.
It was determined his leg was sliced off by the train.
The unnamed man was bleeding profusely from a leg amputation just below the knee, police say.
The unnamed man was bleeding profusely from a leg amputation just below the knee
Officer Kevin Martyn quickly applied a tourniquet and direct pressure. Officers then assisted EMS in getting the patient boarded and off the railroad tracks.
The man was then taken by an ambulance awaiting transfer by helicopter to Westchester County Medical Center.
There is no word on his condition, but officials believe their quick actions saved his life.
"Officer Martyn’s immediate actions surely contributed to saving the man's life," the Town of Fishkill Police Department stated.
Officials believe their quick actions saved his life.
It's unclear why the man was near the train tracks.
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