A 37-year-old Hungarian man, known as Tibor A, sawed off his own arm on Sunday while cleaning machinery that processes rubble. He then somehow managed to drive ten miles to a casualty department in Eisenstadt from Purbach in eastern Austria after retrieving his limb.
He was airlifted to Vienna, where doctors successfully reattached his arm.
Police said Tibor did not bleed to death because he was in a state of shock.
“It had to do with the state of shock he was in,” Helmut Marban, police spokesperson, said. “Some people develop unimaginable strength when they are in shock.”
The brave Hungarian man appears to be happy in pictures taken in his hospital room, and now has full use of his arm.