Yost lucky to be alive after fall from tree – MLB.com

But Yost knows this much: He’s very lucky to be alive. Yost shattered his pelvis on the fall on Nov. 4 and just returned to his home from Grady Memorial Hospital on Sunday.

“There’s no doubt I would have bled out if I didn’t have my cellphone with me,” Yost said. “There was nobody that was coming. Nobody would have found me. I would have been dead by nightfall.”

Yost, an avid hunter, was attempting to secure one of the numerous tree stands he has on his property when the bottom of the stand completely fell out, crashing, along with Yost, to the earth. After determining he couldn’t move, he called his wife, Deb, who was on her way out of town to a wedding shower.

Deb turned her car around, called 911, explained the situation, and within 20 minutes a life-flight helicopter landed in a field near where Yost lay in agony. Twenty-four minutes later, Yost was on an operating table as surgeons frantically tried to save his life.

“I didn’t realize I was in that much danger,” Yost said. “I knew my whole right side was mush. But the trauma surgeon came in a couple of days later and he said, ‘Man, Ned, I was really, really scared about you. We’ve seen these things before — this is a 25-30 percent mortality rate. You were crashing on the table. We couldn’t get the bleeding stopped. I thought we were going to lose you.'”

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