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Two state troopers saved a man after state police say he accidentally injured himself with a machete.

On July 19 at 5:47 p.m., Troopers Erich Meggert and Kyle Kewish were sent to an address on Colwood Road in Tuscola County's Almer Township.

A 45-year-old man from Cass City injured himself with a machete, according to Michigan State Police. When the troopers arrived in the area, they found the man unconscious with major blood loss and a severe right foot injury.

The troopers applied a tourniquet to the right knee which caused which stopped the bleeding. The victim regained consciousness and said he was cutting brush with the machete and accidentally struck his foot, MSP said.

The man was taken to a hospital in Saginaw for treatment and is recovering.

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