Minnesota man rescued after 4 days trapped under fallen tree


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 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.


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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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