By LDR Staff. From The Lebanon Daily Record. Originally posted: May 15, 2015. Original Article.
A local teen was seriously injured in a farm accident Thursday afternoon.
Kyle Sing, 15, was working on putting in a fence on his family’s Eldridge-area farm when he became caught in the auger he was using. Sing suffered severe injuries to his legs.
Sing was airlifted to Mercy Hospital Springfield, then to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was scheduled to undergo two surgeries Friday.
Sing is the son of Angie and Donnie Sing and plays on the Lebanon High School baseball and basketball teams.
Family friend Katrina Dampier is asking the community for prayers and, if possible, donations for the family during this difficult time for them.
Dampier described the details she knew about the accident in a Facebook post Thursday. “The auger jumped out of the hole and grabbed a metal cattle panel, which grabbed Kyle and wrapped him, the panel and the T post all together,” she wrote.
Central Bank director of marketing and public relations Merri Hess said Friday that donations may be made at any Central Bank location, including the branch in Conway. Donors can bring cash, a check or a money order. Donations can be made through the drive-through as well, she said.
“They (the Sings) are kind of a staple of the community,” Dampier said. “I know they would never ask anyone for help, which is why we are doing this for them.”