Lawn Tractor Ends Up In River, Operator Rescued

A Monday morning incident results in the rescue of a victim from a river. FDL Fire Rescue was called out just before 11:10 a.m. to the 800 block of Rienzi Road for a report of a person who was operating a lawn tractor near the riverbank, when the tractor veered off into the river.

The victim was rescued from the water by FDL Fire Rescue personnel, who also treated and transported the victim to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Nearby residents were credited with jumping into action to assist when they heard the accident happen.