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      Logging accident in Ironwood Township

      The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a logging accident at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning near the intersection of Lake Road and Upper Powers Road in Ironwood Township.

      Kory Ofstad, a 24-year-old Saxon man was working in the area when he was hit by a part of a falling tree. A co-worker heard his cries for help and a 911 call was placed from a residence in the area due to there being no cellphone coverage.

      Ofstad received serious, but not fatal injuries from the accident. Officers, Beacon Ambulance paramedics, local residents and co-workers helped take him out of the forest where he was transported to an ambulance by the Sheriff's Office Off-Road Rescue ATV.

      Ofstad is now at Aspirus Grandview Hospital for further treatment.