Just after 1 pm Sunday, QFD and local EMS were dispatched to the 600 block of Buck Road in East Drumore Township for a residential rescue. Chief 572 responded and was advised of a person trapped under a lawn mower. Units arrived with a front deck lawn mower down a very steep embankment with a male trapped underneath. Rescue 57’s crew made contact and decided it would be safer and quicker to use manpower to lift the mower and freed the person quickly. The patient was placed in a stokes basket and pulled up the bank by Truck 57 and Engine 572’s crew.
We have heard that fortunately, the person did not appear to have life threatening injuries, and we hope for a speedy, full recovery. QFD members and neighbors also helped to remove the mower from the bank so the homeowner did not have to worry about it.