In July 9 IssueBy Derek AaronTimes Journal Reporter
A Jamestown man remains in serious condition at the U.K. Medical Center after a freak mowing accident on Monday afternoon near Wolf Creek Dam, according to Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram.
Rick Williams was mowing just off Ray Mann Rd. near the Cumberland River when the embankment he was mowing on gave way.
Williams and the zero-turn commercial mower he was operating fell nearly 40 ft. over the steep dropoff into a creek bed with the mower landing on top of him, according to Bertram.
A nearby person heard Williams' cries for help and dialed 911. Russell County EMS and the sheriff's department responded to the scene as did the South Russell Volunteer Fire Department and the Kentucky State Police, according to emergency officials.
After being freed from underneath the mower by emergency personnel, Williams was transported by ambulance to a makeshift landing zone on the river side of the Wolf Creek Dam.
From there, Williams was airlifted by Air Evac to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of injuries to his chest and abdominal region as well as other injuries.
The accident happened around 4 p.m. on Monday.