September 16, 2010

There’s Only One Place On Earth Where A Man Can Drown To Death While Mowing A Lawn - Yep, Florida

Plantation, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - An unidentified 26-year-old landscaping worker from Plantation was killed Tuesday after he drowned while mowing a lawn.

According to Plantation Fire and Rescue, the man was mowing an apartment complex for his employer, Stuart Landscaping, when the industrial sized riding mower tipped over into a canal, pinning the man underwater.

Co-workers soon realized that the man was missing and contacted authorities, however emergency workers were unable to lift the industrial sized riding mower off the man in time.

"He was trapped under the mower. We were able to float the mower and get him out. He was brought up, unfortunately, in cardiac arrest. We began resuscitation efforts on scene, transported him to Westside Regional, where he was pronounced dead a few minutes later," said Plantation Fire Rescue Chief Joel Gordon.

Fire and Rescue officials say they had to call in a tow truck to remove the mower from the canal.

Lacy Black
The Weekly Vice

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