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Marion man loses arm in Sodus snowmobile accident

Authorities say that a Marion man lost his arm in a snowmobile accident on January 31st and never realized the severity of his injuries until much later.

Around 9:48 p.m. the accident happened on South Centenary Road in the town of Sodus.

Grant Spalding, 54, of Marion was operating a snowmobile, when he lost control of it – hit a guardrail – then was ejected into a sign post.

His arm was severed above the elbow, according to authorities.

The Times of Wayne County reports that Spalding didn’t realize the severity of his injury – walked to a nearby bar, asked for assistance – and told those there he couldn’t feel his arm.

He was taken to Rochester General Hospital, but was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital immediately after.

State Police say the arm was found in the snow near the crash site. Doctors were unable to reattach the arm.