Rescue workers were dispatched to northern Barton County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, after a truck that was pulling a cattle trailer went into a ditch on the Galatia-Susank blacktop (NW 190 Road). Barton County Undersheriff Larry Holliday said the small semi-trailer driven by Russell-area farmer Robert Yarmer went off the road half a mile west of the intersection of NW 190 Road and NW 140 Ave., or 3.5 miles west of Galatia. Yarmer was pinned inside the truck, which had rolled onto its side while the trailer remained upright.
A LifeWatch helicopter arrived from Hays and landed on the highway around 5 p.m., ready to fly the injured man to a hospital once he was extracted. The helicopter was in the air by 5:30 p.m. The extent of his injuries was not known as the Great Bend Tribune went to press.
Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Galatia Fire & Rescue and Hoisington Emergency Medical Service responded.