Ohio man killed when riding lawnmower plunges off cliff

Ohio man killed when riding lawnmower plunges off cliff (Photo: MGN Online)

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a man riding a lawn tractor in Ohio has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died.

The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reports 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 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 say she wasn't injured.

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