Man seriously injured after falling under combine

A man is recovering from serious leg injuries after falling beneath the wheels of a combine that was harvesting a field of canola south of Calgary.

OKOTOKS — A man is recovering from serious leg injuries after falling beneath the wheels of a combine that was harvesting a field of canola south of Calgary.

RCMP say the accident happened Monday near Okotoks when the 22-year-old man lost his grip on the moving combine while trying to collect a sample of grain.

The driver of the machine tried to grab him by the hand but failed and the victim fell under the wheels.

He was was airlifted to a Calgary hospital.

Police say the man was in stable condition at the accident scene.

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