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Madelia Man Killed By His Own Mower

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MADELIA, Minn. (AP) – A man from rural Madelia has been found dead, pinned underneath a riding lawn mower.

Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies tell The Free Press of Mankato that 59-year-old Gary Wersal was attempting to free the mower from some mud on Saturday afternoon.

The throttle was wide open when the mower came loose, ran into Wersal and dragged him 15 feet before getting stuck again. Wersal’s body was found under the mower about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

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