Mount Airy man dies after being trapped under mower

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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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