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07/01/2019

Eickholt ATV accident

On June 28, 2019 at 4:43 PM, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a 4 wheeler (ATV) accident located at 30615 Harness Road rural Hinton. Upon arrival, deputies and fire officials learned that the victim was approximately ¼ miles from the nearest road. Mercy Aircare was contacted to help remove the victim. The operator was taken to Mercy Medical by Aircare. It was learned that the operator, Joseph Eickholt, had been in the pasture checking cattle when a bull charged towards the ATV. In an effort to avoid the bull, the ATV rolled 6 to 8 feet into a washout. Eickholt was thrown from the machine. Eickholt was able to place a cell call for help and was located by family. Family members then contact 911. Eickholt’s condition is not known but is not believed to be life threatening. Agencies responding or assisting include Hinton Fire, Hinton Ambulance, Plymouth County Conservation and the Iowa State Patrol.

 
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