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Cuts Lupine, Cuts Neck, but Lucky

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Cuts Lupine, Cuts Neck, but Lucky

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Photo: Páll Kjartansson

Yesterday, a foreign volunteer cutting lupines in Morsárdalur, west of Skaftafell, was cut in the neck by the blade of his sickle.

According to RÚV, the man was using a sickle to cut lupines, along with a group of other people, when the blade came loose and got stuck in his neck. It was not considered advisable to move the man following the accident and, therefore, an Icelandic Coastguard (Landhelgisgæslan) helicopter was called to pick him up. He was subsequently flown to Landspítali University Hospital in Reykjavík.

At Landspítali, the blade was removed three hours after the accident occurred. The cut was between 5 and 6 cm deep. RÚV sources say the man is unbelievably lucky. No information was given by Landspítali staff regarding his condition this morning.

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