Wisconsin Man Drowns After Freeing Lawnmower

Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am

An 87-year-old man drowned after he lost control of his riding lawnmower and drove it into a lake in Wisconsin.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Gene Mathey was mowing a steep shoreline when his lawnmower got stuck. While trying to free it, he lost control and was thrown into the lake.

His body was found in the lake Thursday afternoon.

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