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Riding lawnmower plunges off cliff; man killed

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 11, 2018 at 1:10 p.m.

ELYRIA, Ohio — Authorities say a man riding a lawn mower in Ohio has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died.

The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reported the Elyria Fire Department in northeast Ohio received a call about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for a man in the Black River. Rescuers rappelled down the cliff and found a woman holding the man up in chest-deep water.

Officials said the 61-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was removed in a boat.

The man's name wasn't immediately released.

The 55-year-old woman was placed in a harness and hoisted out of the ravine. Officials sid she wasn't injured.

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MaxCady says... July 11, 2018 at 3:04 p.m.

He didn't see the huge drop-off??!!

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HarleyOwner says... July 11, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.

She went over the cliff with him and wasn't injured? She needs to buy a lottery ticket with luck like that.

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