Hay mowing accident cuts off Macon County toddler's foot

MGN Online

La Plata, Mo. — A La Plata area toddler lost a foot in a hay mowing accident, and he may lose the other one.

The tragic accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday at a residence on Hilton Avenue, five miles southwest of La Plata.

A spokesman for La Plata Fire and Rescue told our sister station KTVO that Levi Borntrager, 2, of La Plata, was riding with his dad behind a team of horses as they cut hay with a sickle mower.

The toddler then fell from a platform and landed in front of the mower where it severed his right foot and cut his left one to the bone.

Authorities said Borntrager was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Columbia where surgeons were going to try and save the boy's left foot.

The hospital was unable to provide us with a condition report on the toddler.

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