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Man dies in Lawn Mower accident

Grass Clippings - Lawn Mower AccidentA man has died after a ride-on lawnmower he was using overturned into a farmhouse pond and trapped him underneath.

The man, who has been named locally as 62-year-old Richard Clements, is believed to have been mowing grass outside his property in Wattisham, Suffolk, when the machine toppled down a bank into the water and trapped him.

His family managed to drag him from the pond and made frantic efforts to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Friends today told of their shock at the incident, which occurred in the quiet village just before 5.15pm on April 13th 2015.

Peter Mead, the secretary of Stowmarket Meadlands Recreation Club which Mr Clements had been chairman of for around 30 years, said they grew up together.

The 70-year-old from Cotton, Suffolk, said: 'I heard about it last night it was a complete shock. I have been told that he was riding a lawnmower and it went into the pond. I don't know much more about how it happened.

Read more on The Daily Mail


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