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 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.
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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