The Renville County Sheriff’s Office reported a farm accident involving a Courtland man on Friday morning near Franklin. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a call that 47-year-old Chad Noethe’s arm was trapped in the power take off shaft on a piece of equipment. The location was reported to be at a hog barn site approximately two miles northeast of Franklin. The preliminary investigation revealed that Noethe was pumping manure out of the hog barn when a piece of his clothing got caught in the power take off. Noethe was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Assisting on scene were the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Franklin Ambulance, Franklin Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance of Redwood Falls, and North Memorial Air Care.


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