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07-14-2003, 08:11 PM #1
- Join Date
- May 2001
- Summerside, OH
- NH TC33D; RTV900; Gravely Professional
\"Tractor rolls into pond, drowning man\"
This terrible story from the Cincinnati Enquirer this morning:
TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP - A man drowned when a tractor he was driving rolled over into a farm pond and trapped him, police said.
John J. Sommer, 74, was mowing his lawn shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday when his wife, Ann, heard the tractor hit something. She looked up and saw the tractor in the pond, she told police.
Sommer's head was above water and he told his wife he was hurt and to call for help, police said. Ann Sommer called 911 from their barn. She returned to the pond two or three minutes later and found her husband unconscious.
A police officer was unable to remove Sommer from the pond until firefighters arrived to help. Sommer was pronounced dead at Bethesda Care medical center in Lebanon.