http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/192267

Man pinned under tree amputates his leg

Posted Jun 6, 2007 by RobotGod

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070606/ap_on_fe_st/odd_self_amputation;_ylt=AgUWJi4Oj9cZIlKR9NOUnB3MWM0F

Residents are pulling for a neighbor who was forced to amputate his left leg below the knee using pocket knives after a tree fell on him, pinning him for about 11 hours.
Al Hill, 66, was cutting trees on a property near the Big Dipper Mine last Friday when a tree fell on his leg and trapped him, authorities said. Alone in the woods and in an area where cellular phone service is spotty or nonexistent, Hill was forced to take the extreme measure to save himself.
Eventually a neighbor heard his cries. But won't talk about what happened. He just says:
"Only me, Al and God were there that day," he said.
Can you even imagine having to cut your own leg off? That is the kind of horrible I don't ever want to know.
The guy had to go 2 miles just to get a cell signal and make an emergency call.
What a story. How many of you think you could actually do that if you were forced to? Gives me the chills I tell ya.