Henderson area teen injured in farming accident Monday


May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A southwest Iowa teen riding on his father’s tractor was injured late Monday evening during a farming accident about three-miles east of Emerson. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 13-year old Cody Parker, of Henderson was hit in the throat by an unknown piece of debris as a mower operated by his father Joseph Parker, also of Henderson, was mowing a field. The accident happened at around 8:35-p.m, about one-half mile south of 201st Street and about one-half mile west of A Avenue in Montgomery County.

Officials say Red Oak Rescue personnel arrived at the scene and provided treatment to the teen prior to his being transported to the 59 Short Stop. From there he was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Omaha for additional treatment of his injuries, which officials believed were not life threatening.  Red Oak Rescue was assisted by Emerson First Responders, and deputies with the Montgomery and Mills County Sheriff’s Offices.