Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Riding lawnmower plunges off cliff; man killed
ELYRIA, Ohio -- Authorities say a man riding a lawn tractor has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died.
The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reported the Elyria Fire Department received a call about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday about a man in the Black River. Rescuers rappelled down the cliff and found a woman holding the man up in chest-deep water.
Officials say 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 said she wasn't injured.