23 June 2009


FAIRPORT, Ohio - U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport rescued an 84-year-old man after he drove his lawnmower accidentally off the edge of Rutherford’s Landing into the Grand River here Monday at approximately 3 p.m.

“He was a little shaken up,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Lutz. “Apparently, his foot slipped off the clutch when he was cutting the grass.”

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Richard Cheney and Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Mark Torres disembarked their 25-foot small response boat (RB-S) to pull the man up on to the pier.

The man was able to stand against the pier in three to four-feet of water, but he was not able to remove himself.

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