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Heavin recovering following weekend tractor accident

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dr. Robert Heavin
BAINBRIDGE -- Sixteen hours trapped under a tractor gives a man a lot of time to think and pray.

After all that time alone, Dr. Robert Heavin believes he experienced a miracle this weekend.

Heavin, 60, is the previously unidentified man rescued by Floyd Township and Danville firefighters on Sunday morning following a Saturday evening tractor accident on his rural Bainbridge farm.

How Heavin managed to avoid serious injury -- he suffered only two broken ribs and "a bunch of bruises -- under an overturned tractor is next to impossible to explain.

"I take it to be a miracle," Heavin said. "I don't know how else to explain it, in terms of that."

Heavin contacted the Banner Graphic on Wednesday to recount his ordeal and thank those who prayed for him during his hospital stay.

A complete article of Heavin's thoughts on the accident will be printed in Thursday's Banner Graphic.

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So very fortunate that Dr. Heavin's injury's were not more serious. he is a terrific man who has endured more than his share of pain in this incident. The Lord was with him all the way. Praying for a speedy recovery.

-- Posted by Nit on Wed, Aug 1, 2012, at 5:55 PM

I am overjoyed to hear that he is ok! A man died under a tractor in front of my two sons and there was nothing they could do to help him. God was protecting this man!

-- Posted by WhoaNellie on Wed, Aug 1, 2012, at 9:35 PM

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