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July 15. 2012 6:50PM

N.C. man has leg impaled on Manchester hotel's fence

MANCHESTER -- A North Carolina man is recovering after getting impaled on a fence Saturday night.

Manchester Fire was called to the Hilton Garden Inn around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after the 30-year-old man became caught on the perimeter fence.

The top of the fence is spear-shaped, and the man had the spears impaled through his leg, according to fire officials.

Firefighters and paramedics used saws, hydraulic cutting tools and a cutting wheel to cut loose the section of fence that was through the man's leg.

With the fence still in his leg, paramedics made another cut to the metal to fit him on a gurney and then rushed him to the emergency room at Elliot Hospital, where the fence was then removed.


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