Minnesota man pinned under fallen tree for four days

September 4, 2020

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a man has been rescued after he was pinned under a tree for more than four days while working on his land in southern Minnesota.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Jonathan Ceplecha was cutting down oak trees Aug. 27 near Redwood Falls when a one of them fell and landed on his legs.

Deputies responding to a call Monday afternoon for a welfare check after he didn’t show up for work found Ceplecha in a ravine with his legs pinned.

His son, Miles Ceplecha says his father survived the ordeal by not panicking and trying to keep his mind distracted.