Indiana man falls from mower, drowns in pond

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GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Southeastern Indiana authorities say a 58-year-old man drowned after he apparently fell from a riding lawnmower into a pond on his rural property.

Decatur County Coroner Charity Banks tells the Greensburg Daily News that Robert Wood was pronounced dead Thursday night.

Banks says Wood was mowing his yard on an incline when he tumbled off the mower and into the shallow pond for unknown reasons.

Wood’s wife found her husband in the pond and called 911. First responders who arrived soon after pulled Wood from the water and attempted CPR, but were unable to revive him.

The coroner says Wood’s death was the result of a “freak accident” and no autopsy will be performed.Indiana man falls from mower, drowns in pond Indiana man falls from mower, drowns in pond provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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