Man from Iowa dies in logging accident in Putnam County

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A Keosauqua, Iowa resident was killed Saturday in a logging accident in northeastern Putnam County.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said the Amish man, 25-year-old Alvin Bontrager, was struck by a large tree limb as he was cutting timber for logs.

The accident happened north of Livonia near 135th Street.

The Putnam County E911 telecommunication center received a call during the noon hour on Saturday regarding the accident.


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