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Eagle Lake man trapped under tractor



The embankment gave way causing the tractor to flip over on the driver, Mike Harrison. Robert Parker, Drew Warnock, Robert Ashley and Keith McKinney assist in moving the tractor to higher ground(photo by David Day)
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At 5:17 p.m. a call came into E-911 reporting an Eagle Lake man was trapped under his industrial-grade lawn tractor.

The view at Eagle Lake where Mike Harrison is being checked out by paramedics(photo by David Day).

The 1300 lb Kubota zero turn mower was laying on and suffocating the driver, homeowner Mike Harrison. Neighbor Drew Warnock heard the screams for help and ran down to assist Mike and his wife, Melissa Harrison. Other neighbors including Keith McKinney, Pat McKinney and Robert Sims arrived to help. They were quickly able to wedge a piece of wood under the tractor so Harrison could breathe more freely. Soon thereafter Eagle Lake fire department member Bill Parker arrived in Engine 701 and the team was able to extricate Harrison from under the tractor.

He was wedged there for about 15 minutes.

Deputy Robert Jackson watches as Drew Warnock and Mike McKinney line the tractor up to be pulled from the fallen embankment. Sheriff Martin Pace and North East Fire Chief Shane Garrard observe the operation after ensuring homeowner Mike Harrison was not seriously injured.

An inspection of the accident scene showed a 7-foot by 2-foot section of the embankment gave way when the tractor and rider passed by causing the tractor to flip to the left.

The Kubota model Z726XKW-2-60 zero turn mower appeared unscathed by the event.

Rescue, NorthEast Fire Chief and E-911 Director Shane Garrard along with Fire Medic 30 also arrived at the scenic Eagle Lake property to assist Harrison who was treated and released by the team of medics.



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