Jun. 2—A Mount Airy man died after he was pinned beneath a lawnmower on Wednesday, police said.
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Thursday that deputies found 82-year-old Augustus Clemont Harris dead underneath the mower in the 5300 block of Sidney Road in Mount Airy.
He was operating a zero-turn mower on a steep incline, across a hill, when the mower began to slide and the deck caught in the dirt, the news release said.
Harris was in the seat when the mower, which had an after-market awning, flipped, with him pinned underneath, the sheriff's office said.
The sheriff's office responded to the call at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a full autopsy on Harris to determine his exact cause of death, according to the release.
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