QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - It would seem a cell phone saved the life of an Amish farmer in Branch County’s Butler Township. Quincy Fire Chief Kurt Barve says Amos Schwartz was injured when he became trapped under an overturned disc in a field at his farm on Bidwell Road late Monday morning. Schwartz called 9-1-1 to report the incident and alerted them to make sure the first responders and firefighters used an early shutdown with no sirens and no orange clothing so as to prevent spooking the seven draft horses still attached to the horse drawn disc on top of Schwartz. That kept the animals from possibly dragging the hurt farmer. Schwartz's wife went to his aid first and she unhitched the horses, taking them to the edge of the field. When firemen arrived, they were able to safely lift the equipment off and free Schwartz.
He was rushed to the Community Health Center of Branch County and admitted. He is listed today in good condition.