A 61-year-old retired logger was afraid that he might die alone in a remote Colorado forest after his right foot was pinned under his six-ton trailer.
He went into the woods by himself to get a pile of fallen trees to cut for winter firewood. A trailer that was attached to his truck slipped and landed on his foot.
About 30 minutes later he realized that no one could hear his cries for help, and he couldn't reach his cell phone because it was in his pickup.
He recalls, "I cut off my boot to see my foot, and once I realized how bad it was, I started cutting off my toes. It hurt so bad. I would cut for a while and then I had to rest."
Once he freed himself, the logger stopped the bleeding with a shirt and started driving. He called for help once he was in cell phone range.
The authorities grabbed his severed toes, but doctors said they were too badly mangled to be reattached.
He was released from the hospital and is doing is fine.