Man's arm saved after chainsaw accident

SUFFOLK: A man's arm has been saved by surgeons after it was severed during an accident with a chainsaw.

SUFFOLK: A man's arm has been saved by surgeons after it was severed during an accident with a chainsaw.

The 38-year-old from Knodishall, near Leiston is today in a stable condition after undergoing surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

As revealed previously, he was airlifted to hospital on Friday following the accident which happened as he was trimming hedgerow.

Doctors were flown to the scene in Saxmundham Road to give life-saving first aid to the man who had lacerated an artery in his left arm after losing grip of the chainsaw.

Although it was thought at first that his condition was “limb-threatening”, it has been revealed that there has been no amputation.

A hospital spokesman said the patient is now in a “comfortable position” after having surgery to repair nerve and tendon damage to his arm.