Man Found Dead In River

Man Found Dead In River Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - A man was killed when the lawnmower he was on tipped over, went down an embankment and landed in the Mississippi River.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says 89-year-old Ralph Hermes was found on Monday afternoon by a neighbor who was checking on him.

He was in the river with his arm pinned underneath the mower. Hermes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the Big Lake Township man was mowing his property near a 15-foot drop to the river when the mower tipped.